Quisha King, a Florida mother of two, received a standing ovation when she called for a ‘mass exodus’ from public schools over CRT and concerns that the Biden administration is discouraging parental involvement at school board meetings. “They want to silence us and shut us down. I really think at this point the only thing to do is have a mass exodus from the public school system. That’s it,” King said.
King made her comments during a panel discussion on “Indoctrination in Education.” The panel was part of the Family Research Council’s “Pray Vote Stand Summit” last week. It came on the heels of Attorney General Merrick Garland’s move to mobilize federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies against what he called ‘threats of violence’ against school officials.
As the applause began to die down, King responded, “Wow. Let’s do it.” She continued:
What else are we supposed to do? Standing up to these people doesn’t seem to matter. We have—all of us—we’ve been at these school board meetings. We’ve been voicing our opinions. We’re writing articles. We’re emailing teachers. We’re doing all that stuff. And they don’t care. I’m like, the only thing left to do is to just ‘peace out’. I think that will really send the message, when they can’t take the money for our child being in their school. …I feel like that’s the only thing left to do, honestly, is just a mass exodus. We gotta just pull them out.
King previously spoke against “CRT and its outworking” at a school board meeting in Florida where one of her children attends school. “Telling my child or any child that they are in a permanently oppressed status in America because they are black is racist. And saying that white people are automatically above me, my children, or any child is racist as well,” she said.
King is an active member of Moms for Liberty, a group that advocates for parental rights at all levels of government.