Fifteen conservative school board candidates each won their races in Texas on Saturday, adding to the political successes of the 2021 parental rights movement against critical race theory and other school board policies.
Each of the candidates, backed by the PAC Project of 1776, won seats in six school districts representing suburban Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston.
“Parents and grandparents are more engaged than ever in what happens in their children’s schools,” 1776 PAC Project founder Ryan Girdusky told Breitbart News. “Critical Race Theory is not the headline it was last year since the Virginia election; It is not so much in the national media, certainly”.
But the grassroots movement is very much alive, Girdusky said.
All fifteen of our endorsed candidates in the Texas school board races won their elections on Saturday.
We are removing radical leftist agendas from America’s schools one election at a time. pic.twitter.com/DaoZ0YM82O
— 1776 Project Pac (@1776ProjectPac) May 9, 2022
The PAC wants to “engage with conservative voters” on issues like critical race theory; diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives; and oppose transgender ideology and “the sexualization of children.”
“School board elections are unfortunately very low turnout, and because they are nonpartisan, not many people know who the candidates are,” Girdusky told Breitbart News. However, one benefit of the PAC is that it can provide information about issues and candidates to voters to get them to the polls.
In fact, Marvin Lowe, a winning candidate endorsed by the Frisco Independent School District PAC, won by 53 votes to 34 percent in a three-way race.
Girdusky signaled a nationwide reset of school boards in which parents, their children and the country are the beneficiaries of public education, not ideological movements and teachers’ unions.
“For too long, school boards have been more accountable to teachers’ unions,” he explained. “That is coming to an end.”
The 1776 PAC Project has a perfect winning record this year, and Girdusky told Breitbart News that they hope to continue with upcoming school board elections in Georgia and Maryland.
Breccan F Thies is a reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter @BreccanFThies.