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Education Secretary Deliberately Seeks to Undermine and Threaten Parents

For immediate release: January 24, 2022

CURE joins letter calling for resignation following new evidence of Secretary’s actions against parents

Washington, D.C. – Today the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) joined a joint coalition letter calling on Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to resign following emerging evidence that he solicited a letter from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to designate the actions of many concerned parents as domestic terrorism. 

“Parents are already facing difficult challenges in ensuring the continued education and success of their children. School closures, COVID-19 restrictions and mandates, and the push for liberal propaganda like critical race theory give rise to serious concerns and questions that parents have a right to voice,” said Star Parker, Founder and President of CURE. “As if those issues weren’t enough, parents now have to contend with a federal government labeling them as domestic terrorists.”

Last year, the letter drafted by NSBA acted as a direct source in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) new initiative in taking action on vaguely defined threats to school boards. Through new emails that have come to light, Secretary Cardona seemed to specifically request this letter beforehand, and the White House had been in contact with NSBA on this matter for weeks leading up to their findings.

As the joint coalition letter states, if the NSBA letter was created at the request of Secretary Cardona, then that means DOJ’s actions were legitimized by a crisis that the Biden administration created itself.

“This action is a concerted and deliberate attack on parents, threatening their First Amendment rights on a matter that is most dear to them – the education and well-being of their children,” said Parker.

The joint coalition letter was signed by Parker, as well as CURE Board Chairman Marc Little and CURE’s Director of Governmental Relations Marty Dannenfelser. Given Secretary Cardona’s sought after actions to delegitimize the very real concerns of parents, going as far as labeling them domestic terrorists, and infringing upon their constitutional rights, the joint coalition letter calls upon Secretary Cardona to resign immediately.

CURE is a policy and research center dedicated to fighting poverty and restoring dignity through messages of faith, freedom and personal responsibility. 

You can find the letter here. For more information, please go to CUREpolicy.org or contact [email protected].                                   ##

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