Biden Admin’s Parents Council Disbanded After Lawsuit

Biden Admin's Education Council Disbanded After Lawsuit

( – Not all of the current administration’s ideas have stood the test of time, with the Disinformation Governance Board, which only lasted a few weeks, serving as a prime example. Another such group bites the dust after it faced legal pushback from families and parents.

At the beginning of the summer, the Department of Education (DOE) formed a National Parents and Families Engagement Council intending to foster better relationships between schools and students’ families. However, various groups sued the Biden Administration over the council, saying it was partisan and fueled by outside influences and special interests, violating the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).

Groups included in the council mostly claimed to be nonpartisan, although left-leaning factions, including the National Parents Union and the League of United Latin American Citizens, joined in, too. In a letter from numerous conservative senators criticizing the council, lawmakers inquired why the representation didn’t include groups opposed to school mask mandates and a question about whether those in the committee even have “human children.”

In response to the lawsuit, the DOE conceded on Monday, December 5, that it would disband the group in light of the accusations. In a statement, the DOE said it “disagrees” with the allegations but would scrap the council, adding it would “continue connecting” with families and providing them with “tools and resources.”

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