A national organization representing school boards is now apologizing for calling parents “terrorists” for being concerned about what their children are exposed to in school.
Early in October, the National School Boards Association sent a letter to Joe Biden demanding that he assign the FBI to hunt down the “terrorist” parents who dared speak out against the anti-white, racist critical race theory being taught in the nation’s primary schools.
Biden responded by forcing the Department of Justice to agree that parents are terrorists and to announce that the DOJ would hunt down and prosecute any parent brave enough to oppose left-wing indoctrination.
But a huge backlash ensued and now the National School Boards Association is desperately trying to back pedal away from its claim that all parents are terrorists.
According to Just the News:
Its board of directors issued a memo to members Friday saying “we regret and apologize for the letter … there was no justification for some of the language” NSBA used. “[T]he voices of parents … should and must continue to be heard” when it comes to decisions about their children’s education, health, and safety.”
The board said it failed to properly consult members, which caused them “strain and stress,” and promised to launch a “formal review” and announce “specific improvements soon” on consultation and coordination.
Meanwhile, Attorney General Merrick Garland, who promised to get the feds involved in local school disputes following the Sept. 29 NSBA letter, pushed back against claims that he was siccing the FBI on parents at a hearing Thursday.
Some school boards had already started talking about quitting the organization. Montana School Boards Association Executive Director Lance Melton, for instance, recently said that his group was thinking of withholding dues money until the letter is rescinded.
Clearly the group heard from other members, too.
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