White House Knew About School Board Org Letter Calling Parents’ Actions ‘Domestic Terrorism’ Two Weeks Before It Was Sent


The White House was in communications with the National School Board Association (NSBA) two weeks before the organization submitted a letter requesting federal intervention to curb concerned parents — whose actions were allegedly akin to “domestic terrorism” — at school board meetings.

NSBA’s President Viola Garcia emailed with state school board associations about the timeline of the Sept. 29 letter’s drafting. The emails included the dates that the organization worked hand-in-hand with the White House, according to a memo obtained by Parents Defending Education.

On Sept. 14, state school board members were allegedly informed that the NSBA “was preparing to send a letter to the President” and that “there had been a meeting with White House staff that morning.” The memo states that the NSBA worked with the White House, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Education, the Surgeon General, and other federal agencies on “pandemic related issues.”

Previous email correspondence between NSBA leadership confirmed that the organization was in communication with the White House for “several weeks” before the organization’s letter dropped.

The NSBA’s internal memo was sent to the organization’s State Association Officers and Executive Directors, many of whom were angered by NSBA’s leadership for sending the letter without approval from its Board of Directors.

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