Biden’s New ‘Parent Engagement Council’ Is Pure Political Theater

Biden’s New ‘Parent Engagement Council’ Is Pure Political Theater


Last week, in an incredibly delayed response to parents’ outrage over the state of public schooling, the Department of Education announced the creation of the National Parents and Families Engagement Council. The stated purpose of this new body, which will be made up of representatives from a number of leftist organizations, is “to ensure parents can ‘constructively participate in their children’s education’ and to facilitate ‘strong and effective relationships’ between schools and families.”

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona described the council’s goals in glowing terms:

Parents are a child’s first teachers, and there’s no one better equipped to work with schools and educators to identify what students need to recover… The National Parents and Families Engagement Council will serve as an important link between families,

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