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InfluenceWatch Podcast #194: The National School Board Association’s Arrogant Overreach


Last month, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) threw a grenade into debates surrounding local school policy by sending a letter to the Biden administration asking for a federal investigation of behavior at school board meetings, even suggesting the Justice Department invoke the PATRIOT Act anti-terrorism law. Outrage descended from numerous quarters after the Biden Justice Department issued its own directive to convene FBI meetings on the matter. Parents, political activists, school officials, and even state-level school boards groups denounced NSBA’s actions, with some state associations disaffiliating from the national group—perhaps the most prominent being Ohio.

Joining me to discuss the Ohio School Boards Association’s decision to disaffiliate from the NSBA is Sara Clark, OSBA’s chief legal counsel.

Criticizing Teachers Unions and Their Allies? You Might Be a Domestic Terrorist: https://capitalresearch.org/article/criticizing-teachers-union-allies-you-might-be-a-domestic-terrorist/

Ohio School Boards Association Cuts Ties With National Board; Cites Letter to Biden Requesting Federal Assistance: https://www.10tv.com/article/news/local/ohio-school-boards-association-cut-ties-with-national-school-boards-association-over-request-for-federal-intervention/530-2142e402-09ea-4616-b901-0434baed8fa3

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Michael Watson

Michael is Research Director for Capital Research Center and serves as the managing editor for InfluenceWatch. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, he previously worked for a…
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