Does Attorney General Merrick Garland’s family stand to gain financially from his war on parents who criticize their local school boards for exposing questionable content to their children?
Garland’s orders issued this week to the FBI to investigate anyone who intimidates, harasses or threatens school board officials is expected to have a chilling effect on concerned parents who utilize their First Amendment rights to vocalize dissent.
As it turns out, Garland’s daughter is married to Xan Tanner, the cofounder of the Panorama Education, which is used by thousands of schools across the country to conduct questionable psychological surveys on millions of school kids.
From the company’s website:
Panorama Education partners with K-12 schools and districts across the country to collect and analyze data about social-emotional learning, school climate, family engagement, and more. With research-backed surveys and a leading technology platform, Panorama helps educators act on data and improve student outcomes. Panorama supports more than 12 million students in 21,000 schools across 50 states, including those in the New York City Department of Education, Dallas Independent School District, Seattle Public Schools, and San Francisco Unified School District.
You can see the survey here used by the company to analyze learning ability as well as the emotions, well being, family stability, and wokeness of millions of students.
And of course, the questionnaire includes race.
Colorado Republican U.S. Rep. Ken Buck says the information coming out about Garland’s order and his family’s financial link warrants congressional oversight.
🚨 I am hearing about troubling allegations that AG Garland’s family is potentially profiting off his recent decision to use federal law enforcement to shut down debate at school board meetings.
— Rep. Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) October 6, 2021
Buck says parents exercising their First Amendment rights at school board meetings is not domestic terrorism.
Garland needs to spend more time investigating drug cartels along President Biden’s open border and the violent crime spree sweeping major Democrat cities across the country, instead of using his office to intimidate parents, Buck said.
Colorado’s Democrat U.S. senators have been mum on the issue.
However, the use of the FBI to investigate angry parents is already a focus of U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet’s reelection campaign.
Talk about backwards! Colorado parents aren’t terrorists Mr. President! I’m running for U.S. Senate to prioritize parents first, not the teacher’s unions and radical policies threatening the American Dream for our children #copolitics https://t.co/UxZQsLmAKG
— Gino Campana (@gino_campana) October 6, 2021
Garland’s son-in-law also has a Colorado connection.
According to their New York Times wedding announcement in 2018, Garland’s daughter Rebecca married Tanner in a Longmont, Colorado ceremony.
The young couple first met as teenagers at an Estes Park summer camp and reconnected in college.
Tanner’s parents live in Boulder.