The “Protect Education Rally” was held outside the Gaillard Center in South Carolina’s Charleston county on March 13. The Center is a performing arts theater, and while there was no show that evening, there was still a ‘show’ of sorts as teachers and local leaders railed against conservative school board officials. Fox News reported that, at the rally, psychologist and activist Bonnie Cleaveland said, “They’re all based in a particular brand of religious identities that sociologists [are] calling ‘White Christian nationalism.’ Cleaveland continued with her accusations, “In schools, White Christian nationalists are targeting social-emotional learning, sex education, Black history, and LGBTQ students.” [tweet_embed]March 24, 2023[/tweet_embed] Among demonstrators holding signs railing against White Christian nationalism, the manager of Lowcountry Up is Good Political Action Committee spoke. William J. Hamilton, III, an attorney, addressed children in the Charleston school system. “There [are] kids that wake up and are lucky if they have their [own] breakfast at home. They put on whatever rags they got. They walk to school by themselves. They arrive hungry and scared and alone.” The rally took place before a meeting of the school District’s board of trustees in which they discussed increasing teacher pay and compensation. Hamilton told the crowd at the rally, “Ladies and gentlemen, there are men and women in that room, right over there, that don’t believe our schools should parent their kids.” The stats suggest teachers in the School District are doing well in teaching their students. According to U.S. News & World Report, Academic Magnet High School is ranked second in the nation. Pamela McKinney, CCSD Chairperson on the board of trustees, told Fox News Digital, “I value first amendment rights and embrace the freedom of speech for all in our great nation. Charleston County School District is fortunate to have thousands of dedicated professionals educating and caring for our students.” The group incorporated the Lowcountry Up is Good PAC in South Carolina in 2016. Its Facebook page aims to “move progressive issues forward in Charleston and the Lowcountry’s surrounding urban core.” Not just in South Carolina but across the country, concerned parents have attended school board meetings and voiced their disapproval of what the District teaches their children. The most notable concerns are related to classroom discussions of Critical Race Theory, sexuality, gender, and sexually inappropriate library books. In June 2021, a Virginia father, Jon Tigges, was charged with trespassing at a school board meeting where he protested the teaching of transgender policies and CRT. he was later found not guilty.