One Jacksonville mom has become a national hero for bucking government school indoctrination of America’s children.
Quisha King has been featured in national publications this week for her work, which culminated with a plea for a mass exodus from government schools.
She is Eye on Jacksonville’s Citizen of the Month.
King is a communications and marketing expert with two children. She has been active in Moms for Liberty – Northeast Florida, a local group that monitors the Duval County Public School system.
In 2016, she said she found God and stopped seeing her life through the lens of “being black.” She left the Democrat Party and became a Republican.
Like millions of others, she was incensed by the federal government’s new campaign against concerned parents, and the label of “domestic terrorists” put on the parents.
Speaking at the Pray Vote Stand Summit in Leesburg, VA, she called it the “worst overreach yet” on parent’s rights and free speech.
‘I really think at this point, the only thing to do is have a mass exodus from the school system. That’s it,’ she said.
She is unalterably opposed to the teaching of Critical Race Theory, which she said has been used in Jacksonville schools since at least 2011. CRT is the preposterous notion that all people with white skin are racist.
King has brown skin. But like civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. she does not let that characteristic define her.
“Critical Race Theory … is that America is intrinsically racist, there’s nothing you can do to fix it. Apparently white people are the only ones who can commit the sin of racism. Everything about it is anti-biblical, anti-American and it’s just a flat-out lie.
“It’s just not true. You cannot have a country that has been moving towards racial reconciliation really from the beginnings and say that America is intrinsically racist – those two things just don’t go together.
‘It is infuriating that they think they do have the right to take our tax paying dollars, from our children, and then teach them garbage.’
‘They don’t even bother to teach math, reading, science, language arts,’ she said. ‘They’re like, let’s just give them CRT and teach them how to be little mini Marxists and activists.’
Her speech got a standing ovation.
The Fox News story about her had hundreds of comments from parents who support leaving the government schools, and some calling for a national refusal to pay taxes until the government respects their views.
However, King told Eye that she also has gotten a lot of malicious comments online, including death threats.
King was born in Jacksonville, later moved to Lake City and then to Connecticut, where she attended and graduated from government schools. At that time and place, the schools were “pretty decent,” she said.
She moved back to Florida, and got a bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Leo University. She owns a political consulting company in Jacksonville and is a single mother with two daughters, one in a government school and one in a private school.
She began taking an interest in the schools last year when her oldest daughter, who was in the eighth grade, was asked what pronouns she wanted to use.
“That was the first red flag,“ she said.
She joined Moms for Liberty in May of this year and attended a Board of Education meeting in June that was held in Jacksonville. It was there that she expressed her opposition to racist teachings, and began drawing attention locally and nationally.
Such teaching is the exact opposite of what Martin Luther King stood for, she said, and what the Civil Rights Act was all about.
Because her skin color does not match the liberal narrative, she has been ignored by the local media for the most part, but her message is powerful and it is being heard.