Minnesota official resigned from national school board group over infamous letter to Biden

The official told Alpha News that she thinks the contents of the letter "conflict with our United States Constitution."

Kathryn Green, pictured here with Minnesota School Boards Association executive director Kirk Schneidawind, was named an "All-State School Board Member" in 2020. (Austin Public Schools/Facebook)

A Minnesota school board official recently told Alpha News that she resigned her position with the National School Boards Association after it essentially equated angry parents with domestic terrorists.

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) wrote to President Joe Biden in September regarding an alleged increase in “acts of malice, violence, and threats against public school officials.”

The letter described this alleged behavior as “equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.” The letter then prompted Attorney General Merrick Garland to direct the FBI to “use its authority” against parents.

Kathryn Green, chairwoman of the Austin Public Schools Board, resigned her position on the NSBA’s Board of Directors in response to the letter, she told Alpha News.

“I resigned my position as a regional director of the National School Boards Association on October 21st of this year. In response to the NSBA ‘Letter’ to President Biden, I cannot explain, condone or defend its tenets … many of which in my opinion are in conflict with our United States Constitution. I had no knowledge of the ‘Letter’ prior to it being sent to the President. I had nothing to do with the drafting of the apology letter that went out to members on the 22nd of October,” she told Alpha News in an email.

Several state lawmakers now want the Minnesota School Boards Association to end its affiliation with the NSBA, as several state affiliates have done.

“This shocking and unprecedented federal intervention is aimed squarely at parents and other local school district residents with the clear intention of bullying and intimidating them into silence,” a group of legislators wrote last week to the Minnesota School Boards Association.

The Minnesota School Boards Association apparently urged the NSBA to withdraw its letter and issue an apology. But Garland has declined to revoke his FBI directive.

Kirk Schneidawind, executive director of the Minnesota School Boards Association and chairman of the NSBA’s Organization of State Association Executive Directors, told Forum News that the Minnesota affiliate will be “meeting soon” to discuss its “relationship” with the NSBA.


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Anthony Gockowski is Editor-in-Chief of Alpha News. He previously worked as an editor for The Minnesota Sun and Campus Reform, and wrote for the Daily Caller.