(Stephen Moore) – We’ve said it often: this is the school choice moment. We saw further evidence of parent power in Florida this past week.
The Sunshine State held a quasi-referendum on education policy in school board elections throughout the state.
The results sent a thunderous message to the education blob. Conservatives took control of boards in Miami-Dade, Duval, Sarasota and Brevard counties, with a combined population of 5 million people. Smaller counties also saw a shift to the right.
Governor Ron DeSantis was one of the heroes here. He endorsed a slate of candidates and 25 of 30 won or advanced to a runoff. That’s an 83 percent success rate.
You know that DeSantis struck a nerve with the professional educrats. Dems licked their wounds a denounced DeSantis for turning school board elections into “new partisan battlegrounds.”
Well, if Dems stand with teacher unions against parents and kids, then I guess these are new partisan battlegrounds.
An activist group Moms for Liberty played a big role in these victories. Co-founder Tiffany Justice (yes that is her real name) says the battles are “just getting started. “The goal is to be able to do this all over the country,” she says.