Education Secretary Requested Letter from School Board Association Comparing Parents to Terrorists

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Education Secretary Miguel Cardona solicited the National School Boards Association (NSBA) letter to the Biden administration that compared parents of students to domestic terrorists, according to emails obtained by Parents Defending Education.

NSBA secretary-treasurer Kristi Swett wrote in an email on October 5th that NSBA 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.”

“Should this allegation be true, it would reveal that this administration’s pretextual war on parents came from the highest levels,” Nicole Neily, president of Parents Defending Education, told Fox News, which first reported the emails. “If Secretary Cardona was truly involved in this ugly episode, it is a significant breach of public trust, and he should be held accountable.”

The September 29 letter from the NSBA to the White House, signed by Slaven and NSBA president Viola Garcia, called on the Biden administration to investigate whether alleged threats by parents against school board members violated the Patriot Act. Attorney General Merrick Garland subsequently directed the FBI to investigate the alleged threats, most of which did not involve threats of physical violence.
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