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Father, we thank You for the change You are bringing to our school boards. Continue to empower parents to stand up for what is good and true.

In a sweeping victory, Tarrant County conservative school board candidates won 10 of the 11 vacant school board seats in last week’s election. The Texas Tribune wrote a negative review of the elections and credited the conservative revolt to parents’ reaction to what they considered non-issues not germane to Tarrant county schools. The Tribune described the so-called race theory, CRT, as a university-level concept that examines the intuitional legacies of racism and is not taught in K-12 Tarrant county schools. The newspaper objected to the idea of removing LGBTQ books, which the parents describe as “pornographic,” from school libraries.

Have you taken your place on the wall?


The same revolt happened across the country, as school board seats went to conservatives nationwide, with significant wins in TexasWisconsin, and Colorado. According to Ballotpedia, the U.S. has approximately 14,000 school districts elect their board members. This year voters in those districts will vote to fill approximately 1200 school board positions. We pray for ordinary people with a heart for God and children to fill those vacancies.

During this election cycle, many parents and grandparents who stepped out and ran for school board positions could be considered ordinary people who saw a need and felt God asked them to run. Edward Vernon Willett, one of the ten original Tuskegee Airmen and a highly decorated WWII veteran, said, “We all start out as ordinary. Somewhere along the line, though, life gives us—or we create—situations that allow us to transform. We become ordinary people doing extraordinary things.”

I asked Debra, who recently won a school board seat in her Oklahoma district, why she decided to run. She quickly responded that she ran out of concern for her grandchildren. When a vacant school board seat opened in her district, she sensed God’s calling her to enter the race. On February 8, 2022, she won the election and attended the first school board meeting a few days later. When I asked what impacted her the most since taking her new position, she said, “I had no idea how many policies like Critical Race Theory (CRT), and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) were stacked against the children!”

Moving from an outsider to the middle of hotly contested debates in a potentially hostile environment, school board members like Debra now deal with weighty issues, such as Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), Restorative Justice, Equity, and White-Privilege. Her school board recently voted to purchase tests through a liberal testing service to evaluate students’ SEL from Panorama Education. Over 23,000 public schools outsourced their SEL testing to Panorama, paid for by ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Fund) funds given to schools as a part of COVID-19 relief grants. School boards vote on spending the ESSER funds and whether to use Panorama.

The new influx of ordinary moms and dads into school boards is unlike those Luke Rosiak mentioned in his book Race to the Bottom. After Mr. Rosiak observed the Fairfax, VA school board in 2019, he made this statement: “In this new era, new school board members took their seats to pursue a variety of agendas, few of which had to do with education.” Rosiak noted that people who ran for school boards often had outside interest in the financial decisions school boards must make.

In her book, Battling Corruption in America’s Public Schools Lydia Segal exposed a scam perpetrated by the New York City Public School Board. For decades, the Division of School Facilities board members used their positions for financial gain. Without proper oversight, the school board members who directly or indirectly control millions of dollars transformed their schools into enterprises for bribery, extortion, theft, and nepotism. Segal states, “When people have power with no accountability, the results are not pretty.

New board members who desire to serve their schools and students can give valuable impressions, and spiritual insights into school board governance that allow intercessors who partner with them to pray more effectively. Our prayers take on a different dimension as we see school boards from the eyes of ordinary people who took a position on the front line to make a difference for our students.

John Taylor Gatto, a long-time fierce advocate for public school reform, spoke about the power of ordinary people like Debra in a Yes Magazine article published February 9, 2010. He said, “Schools fear democracy for the deadly problem it creates — that ordinary people might one day learn to un-divide themselves, band together in the common interest, and take control of the institutions that shape their lives.”

How are you praying for biblical values and integrity to be restored to our schools?

Nancy Huff is an educator with a mission to equip believers to pray strategically for the Cultural Mountain of Education. She has authored Taking the Mountain of Education: A Strategic Prayer Guide to Transform America’s Schools. Safety Zone: Scriptural Prayers to Revolutionize Your School, and Decrees for Your School. She leads prayer groups to pray at key educational locations across the US. For additional information, go to: https://takingthemountainofeducation.com. Photo Credit: Ivan Aleksic on Unsplash.

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May 22, 2022

Lord God, thwart these evil globalist plans that are commencing TODAY. Do not let the power that has been misused via the COVID pandemic continue to be perpetrated. We pray that increased vaccine mandates will not stand. Do not let Biden cede United States health authority to the World Health Organization. Make all ratified, freedom-stealing amendments and treaties, worldwide, become null and void. We pray that all global health magnates would not have consensus in plans they may seek to make. Let all other related, and unrelated, plans harmful to sovereignty and freedom fall apart, fruitless. Annihilate the World Health Organization’s ratified Pandemic Treaty. Preserve our freedoms, worldwide. Destroy the New World Order and the Great Reset

May 20, 2022

Saints please continue to pray for our minority schools. There are teachers, staff and students in those low performing schools that are already not meeting basic proficiency levels, and now the students are given pornographic books and taught that they are now and will forever remain victims. FATHER GOD please raise up crusaders that love YOU and that will go into minority schools to take them back to decency and true righteousness in YOUR NAME. Open the door to YOUR people and give them good success in all low performing schools in America as the students and staff are taught academics only, and about YOU in JESUS NAME! Amen!

May 19, 2022

Praise God for individuals like Debra who listen to the call of God on their lives as they lead and direct the education of youth.

Sharion Hayes
May 19, 2022

I can see how many people use the position of being a member of the School Board can take advantage of that position and probably how they vote. We should have AUDITS every 6-months in our newspapers/computers showing where the money was spent and what was the purpose of their purchase. How did it help the children? After all, it’s about the children not adults wanting to be important or abusing another system. It’s the parents place to explain the stuff going on these days and they definitely could do a better job because they know their child. Some of this is just ugly, disgusting behavior and oh that we could keep little kids from all of that like we were free of it when we were in school in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Barbara Janicki
May 19, 2022

yes, we ordinary people need to learn to un-divide (I think that means unite?) – this explains why those in power continue to create and foster division among us so that they can stay in power, while we are distracted arguing over other things. I am encouraged to learn ordinary people are taking positions on school boards. I am a sub in an inner city public school system and know that this indoctrination of CRT and SEL takes the place of the real education the students need and deserve (reading, math, real science, real history) they will not be prepared for the real world – but then individuals who cannot read for themselves, cannot think for themselves, (logic and critical thinking skills are not taught) and are not curious and asking questions (because their curiosity has been stifled and they’ve been taught not to question) these are the kinds of citizens the government is raising up and the kind they desire, because they are easily controlled and manipulated, precisely because they have been trained not to think for themselves or to question – they don’t care about observable facts – only their feelings matter – (which of course change constantly and are easily manipulated by propaganda) so it makes sense why big government would want to usurp the parents’ role and raise up the compliant, enslaved citizens of the future, we will be no different than China, we are the last bastion of freedom, when we fall – hope for other nations in the world is lost. This fight for freedom is being fought by “ordinary citizens” one position at a time – to take back our country. I pray for more “ordinary citizens” to answer the call to serve in some capacity and we make a difference one person at a time – it will cost us, but the alternative is the loss of our freedoms forever. Prayers for truthtellers everywhere to speak out and for truth to be taught in our schools in all areas, especially history. I pray that we will not give up but act as God leads each of us to serve Him by serving others, serving our children and maybe serving this country too. http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com

Jodi Stark
May 19, 2022

As disciple of Jesus and a public school teacher, I am so very thankful for all those who pray for teachers, support and encourage them in various ways. I have been teaching for 31 years. I have always known that I have been and remain in the mission field turned front line battle ground. Thank you Abba for your love, protection and wisdom given so freely to all who teach children. Thank you Holy Spirit that you encourage and embolden us to be about our Father’s business. Thank you Jesus that the same power that raised you from the grave lives in me and all those who call you Lord. I will occupy until you come.

    May 19, 2022

    And thank you, Jodi! Good teachers make such a difference! God bless!

    Darlene Estlow
    May 19, 2022

    Thank you for serving as a teacher and for loving our Lord. It is not an easy job, especially today! May God bless you and use you to His glory as you teach.

    May 19, 2022

    God Bless and keep you Jodi. May his countenance shine upon you !!

Carol Cobb
May 19, 2022

Ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things! Thank God.


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