The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has apologized for a letter it sent to the White House in which they compared the voiced concerns of parents at local school board meetings to acts of “domestic terrorism.”
This apology comes after several weeks of taking considerable heat from parents and families across the country for their remarks. 20 school board associations that have since severed ties with the NSBA.
It appears that the NSBA is attempting to do some damage control by stating in their memo: “On behalf of NSBA, we regret and apologize for the letter. There was no justification for some of the language included in the letter. We should have had a better process in place to allow for consultation on a communication of this significance. We apologize also for the strain and stress this situation has caused you and your organizations.”
Initially, the inflammatory letter from the NSBA to the White House asked for the Biden administration to order an investigation that would probe a “growing number of threats of violence and acts of intimidation occurring across the nation.”
This request came as a direct response to the growing number of parents across the country who have been attending school board meetings, concerned about their local public schools that have been caught teaching highly controversial educational theories like radical, anti-white Critical Race Theory (CRT).
Additionally, the combined might of the Justice Department (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced in early October that they would be investigating and possibly prosecuting parents who attended school board meetings in protest of CRT or mandatory masking, according to a statement from Attorney General Merrick Garland.
The blowback that the NSBA has received over their letter and the federal attention it has placed on school boards has been a press nightmare.
It appears that the NSBA’s apology may be far too little, too late. Parents in America are more aware than ever before about what is going on in public schools across the country, and it is unlikely that they will be backing down any time soon.