Following the release of the National School Board Association’s (NSBA) review of its September 2021 letter to the Department of Justice, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statement. The NSBA review found, in part, that NSBA interim CEO and Executive Director Chip Slaven drafted the letter with assistance from White House officials and that an initial draft of the letter called for the administration to deploy “the Army National Guard and its Military Police” to certain school districts.
Senator Hawley previously called for Attorney General Merrick Garland to resign over his role in the NSBA letter.
In November 2021 Senator Hawley introduced the Parents' Bill of Rights to defend the role of parents in their children's education and empower parents to sue federally-funded schools that do not protect certain basic rights.