Commonwealth Policy Center

Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) recently compared parents protesting school board meetings to the people who stormed the capitol on January 6th. He said, “January 6, 2021, will never be forgotten. An infamous day in American history. MAGA Republicans descended upon the capitol, engaged in an insurrection, they occupied the capitol. People at the local level at affected school board meetings, they won’t forget the MAGA Republicans descending on their school board meetings after January 6.” According to Johnson, concerned parents who show up at school board meetings are comparable to insurrectionists. This line of thinking and treatment of parents with kids in school cost Democrats the governorship in Virginia. And if such hostility continues towards parents and their legitimate concerns about the politicizations of their public schools, it likely won’t go well for Democrats at the ballot box this November.