There they go again. The Biden administration ’s campaign against parents continues — this time in a slightly different form. After first acting against the interests of parents and students during the COVID pandemic and then working to demonize those who spoke out at local school board meetings, the political Left now wants to ignore parents and parent groups with whom they disagree altogether.
The Department of Education announced recently that it has created a National Parents and Families Engagement Council, the purpose of which is ostensibly to help parents and families engage with their local schools and districts.
It all sounds very appealing — until one examines the details. First, the list of council members reads like a “who’s who” of leftist groups. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network counts among the participants , as do several other groups affiliated with Black Lives Matter, which supports the abolition of the nuclear family. The department has said the council “will reflect the diversity of the educational system,” but a reported 80% of the leaders of the council groups have donated to President Joe Biden or to other Democrats.
In addition, the group has apparently met in secret in violation of transparency requirements under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. As a result, a group of parent organizations has had to sue the Biden administration just to learn more about this secretive, left-wing cabal masquerading as an “engagement council.” Read more…