As if the corrupt teachers’ unions and school boards needed any encouragement…
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona reportedly solicited the controversial letter from the National School Boards Association last fall that conflated the actions of discontent parents at local school board meetings to those of domestic terrorists.
An email exchange reviewed by Fox News indicates Cardona, previously Connecticut’s education secretary, played a larger-than-previously-understood role in the creation of the letter.
The NSBA letter became national news upon revelations it called on President Biden to use the Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies to stop “threats and acts of violence” on school officials during school board meetings.
In an Oct. 5, 2021, email chain, Kristi Swett, the NSBA secretary-treasurer, recounted that the group’s interim CEO, Chip Slaven, “told the officers he was writing a letter to provide information to the White House, from a request by Secretary Cardona.”
The Education Department has denied that Cardona solicited the letter.
“While the Secretary did not solicit a letter from NSBA, to understand the views and concerns of stakeholders, the Department routinely engages with students, teachers, parents, district leaders and education associations,” a department spokesperson told Fox.
The emails were initially obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request by the group Parents Defending Education.
Grop President Nicole Neily told Fox: “Should this allegation be true, it would reveal that this administration’s pre-textual war on parents came from the highest levels ... If Secretary Cardona was truly involved in this ugly episode, it is a significant breach of public trust, and he should be held accountable.”
Following the National School Boards Association letter sent to the White House comparing parents to domestic terrorists, the nation’s largest teachers union sent a letter to social media companies encouraging them to crack down on “propaganda” surrounding Critical Race Theory (CRT) and other education concerns raised by parents.
National Education Association (NEA) president Becky Pringle requested “the leaders of Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok to prioritize the safety of people over profits,” according to the letter. She said the speed and reach of lies on social media are “manipulating” citizens in a way that wouldn’t be possible if their platforms didn’t exist and called on the companies to make a pledge to fix their algorithms to “regulate lies.”
There is “alarming growth of a small but violent group of radicalized adults who falsely believe that graduate level courses about racism are being taught in K-12 public schools because of misinformation spread on social media,” the letter said. “And there are another small yet vocal group of extremists who are putting the safety of our children, educators, and families at risk over the notion that wearing a mask is in infringement on personal liberty.”
Despite NEA claims that there are unfounded beliefs regarding “graduate level courses about racism,” in U.S. public schools, the union approved a plan to implement CRT in 14,000 school districts across all 50 states in July.
CRT holds that America is fundamentally racist, yet it teaches people to view every social interaction and person in terms of race. Its adherents pursue “antiracism” through the end of merit, objective truth and the adoption of race-based policies.
The letter substantiates claims that interests groups, such as teachers’ unions and education interest groups have been working with the government to influence policy and intimidate parents.
A late September 2021 letter from the NSBA asked the Biden administration to use statutes such as the USA PATRIOT Act to stop threats and violence directed toward school board members over actions that could be “the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes,” according to the now-deleted letter for which the group has since apologized.
Parents across the country have faced threats and intimidation tactics in an attempt to silence or discourage them from speaking out against school policies they disagree with, often at the behest of school boards, teachers unions, other parents and education administrators, multiple parents previously told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Four days after the NSBA letter was sent, Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memorandum that called on the FBI to “use its authority” against parents who threaten or use violence against public school officials.
Standing up to corrupt school boards and objecting to the racist indoctrination of kids gets you labeled a “domestic terrorist”.
Leftwing indoctrination in America’s schools has become a malignancy. Academic intelligentsia wants complete control of your kids and it will use union propaganda, insults, dismissive epithets, and force to get it.
A Loudoun County school board member, Beth Barts, spearheaded the effort of targeting parents who disagreed with the board’s actions by compiling a list of dissidents, harassing them, and ‘publicly exposing them’. A parent who who spoke out against CRT was placed on a ‘hit list’ by his leftwing activist neighbors.
The State knows how to raise your children better than you. They’ve even said it out loud.
Welcome to Biden’s Soviet dystopia, where people are doxed, harassed, and hounded by teachers’ unions, school boards, the DOJ, and the FBI.
Parents and communities are fighting back against this bullshit.