Posted on August 26, 2022

Anti-CRT Group Crows About Flipping School Boards Conservative

Aila Slisco, Newsweek, August 23, 2022

A conservative group opposed to critical race theory has celebrated after its endorsed candidates won local elections that flipped the ideological makeup of multiple school boards in Florida.

The 1776 Project political action committee (PAC), which describes itself as being “dedicated to electing school board members committed to abolishing CRT from the public school curriculum,” bragged in a series of tweets on Tuesday about its candidates winning conservative majorities on at least four school boards as results of the normally nonpartisan elections became clear.

The PAC said that it had flipped the political makeup of five Florida county school boards: Miami-Dade, Duval, Martin, Clay and Sarasota. 1776 Project member Aiden Buzzetti tweeted that the PAC’s candidates had been successful in 71 percent of elections on Tuesday, while highlighting the “HUGE WIN” of flipping Miami-Dade, one of the country’s largest school districts, for conservatives.

The group, which works to insert conservative ideology into school boards nationwide, also celebrated a recent decision by a Texas school board to ban CRT and block so-called “gender ideology.” {snip}

“Yesterday, a Texas school board that we flipped last May banned CRT and gender ideology,” 1776 Project PAC tweeted. “Today, our PAC helped flip FIVE Florida school boards from majority liberal to conservative, including Miami Dade. We are removing left-wing ideologies from our schools one county at a time.”