Parents are angry. They’re angry about COVID closures, transgender ideology, and “critical race theory.” They’re standing up and making their voices heard at school board meetings across the country, the media is taking notice, and I love it. This is self-governance in action, and I can’t help highlighting a few of these brave moms and dads who are fighting for their children’s future. A mom in Loudoun, County, Virginia (a super liberal place, by the way), stood up in a school board meeting recently to slam the board for their suspension of a teacher for his comments about gender. “Where is your regard for our freedom of speech?” asked parent Rachel Pisani, who said she was a mother of three in Loudoun County. “When I saw a teacher express an opinion and suspended for expressing his religious beliefs, I could no longer stay silent. When did it become acceptable to be tolerant only when someone expresses a view that we agree with? When did it become appropriate to silence those that hold Christian, biblical views just because you don’t? When did it become appropriate to allow the school board – I don’t know who you think you are – but it is not appropriate, it is not allowable to silence, bully, or dismiss our views.” Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Another mom, who said she escaped the brutal Communist Chinese regime of Mao Tse-Tung, went after the same school board for promoting “critical race theory.” “I’ve been very alarmed by what’s going on in our schools. You are now training our children to be social justice warriors and to loathe our country and our history,” she said. “Growing up in Mao’s China, all of this seems very familiar. The Communist regime used the same critical theory to divide people; the only difference is they used class instead of race.” What a chilling warning for parents from someone who came to this country from China. pic.twitter.com/GOLmvntqgn— fightforschools (@fightforschools) June 9, 2021 SEE ALSO: Mara Gay’s Anti-American Tirade Is Racist, Plain and Simple In New Jersey, parents forced a school superintendent to resign after he refused to make masks optional in his district. Parents told the school board that they wanted to do away with the mask mandate entirely, and they voiced their opinion on surveys and at school board meetings. “[Former superintendent] Dr. Marciante stated that he would follow Executive Order 175, which provided stipulations for mask removal in extreme heat,” the school district’s assistant superintendent, Nicole Santora, said in a statement on the district’s website. “Upon Dr. Marciante’s recommendation, in an effort to give the community what the majority had voted for on the survey, the Board of Education placed Dr. Marciante on administrative leave effective immediately,” Santora stated. In New York City, parents fought back after a woke principle decided to do away with advanced math classes. “This is all in the name of equity. And it’s likely coming from above, but it’s misguided,” Maggie Feurtado told the New York Post. Fuertado was a long-time teacher of one of the advanced math classes at the school. “Having everyone in the same class hurts everybody.” After significant backlash from parents, the district announced it was putting its plans “on pause.” “We will be holding community meetings where parents and educators can hear from one another, and school leadership can collect feedback,” they said. SEE ALSO: Democratic Law Enforcement Responding to “Defund the Police” By Becoming Republican I could do this all day, but I’ll leave you with one more. In Southlake, Texas, an affluent suburb of Fort Worth, parents united to elected two school board members who opposed the district’s “cultural competence action plan.” The plan would have required students to undergo “cultural sensitivity training,” evaluated teachers for “cultural competence,” instituted student-lead bias self-assessments, and created a database to “document microaggressions and discriminatory behaviors in the discipline offense history for students,” according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Parents voted for the candidates who opposed this plan by wider margins than they voted for Donald Trump in 2020, and the plan was never implemented. Bravo to these parents, and bravo to all parents who aren’t afraid to stand up and fight for their children’s education and the future of this country. That’s true self-governance in action, and it’s why we should do everything we can to empower local communities rather than the federal government.