FOIA Documents Reveal NSBA Board of Directors Not Apprised of Biden Letter, Spoke to White House Before Release

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On October 11 and 12, Parents Defending Education sent public records requests to the local districts of the National School Board Association’s officers, directors, and ex officio voting directors, requesting emails, text messages, and instant messages between September 1 and October 11, 2021 containing terms relevant to the NSBA’s September 29 letter that it sent to President Biden.

Tonight, PDE received emails between the board that demonstrate that the board was not consulted before such a letter was sent:

In addition, an email sent by Chip Slaven, NSBA’s interim executive director, indicates that the White House staff had been in communication with NSBA staff over “several weeks,” and had requested specific information be included in the final letter that was sent.

The full PDF can be found here.