Posted on September 30, 2021

U.S. School Board Group Asks Biden for Help Against Growing ‘Threat’

Brendan O'Brien, Reuters, September 30, 2021

As schools around the country face growing backlash related to pandemic safety measures and studies of race in America, school board members are asking for federal help from the president to protect teachers and community members from the “immediate threat.”

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) said in a Thursday letter to President Joe Biden that school board members, officials and students across the nation are facing an increased amount of malice, violence and threats that amount to “a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”


The White House said on Thursday the administration is looking into what more it can do to keep public servants safe. {snip}

The debate over measures such as masks mandates and COVID-19 vaccines in schools has been a flashpoint for U.S. school districts {snip}

Parents and community members also have bombarded board meetings with complaints that critical race theory, which has been largely misunderstood, is being used to promote anti-white, anti-American views.

On behalf of 90,000 school board members in the United States who govern 14,000 public school districts across the nation, the NSBA said it is requesting the U.S. Justice and Homeland Security departments, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Secret Service, to track and investigate risks to students, educators, board members and campuses.