Rejecting critical race theory and mask mandates. Energizing parents to get involved in school board races. “Mamas for DeSantis.”

It was all part of the first ever summit thrown by the conservative group Moms for Liberty, providing a glimpse into the growing contentious education movement in Florida and the nation.

Hundreds of parental rights advocates descended upon downtown Tampa this week for the three-day event, which offered attendees seminars on subjects like gender ideology and social emotional learning while also attempting to inspire and train possible school board candidates.