AG Garland – daughter married to founder of company providing critical race theory materials to schools

Let’s connect the dots. Attorney General Merrick Garland is under scrutiny after a parents group revealed that his daughter is married to the co-founder of an education company funded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

A spokesperson for Panorama said the company’s technology is used to help schools gather feedback from students, families and educators.

“Panorama only uses student data for the purpose of helping schools and districts better serve their students,” the spokesperson said. Read more

As Tucker Carlson would say at this point regarding using student data, one long “Oh.”

SEL- Social Emotional Learning. The new acronym.

Conservative Tree House:

Well, well, well… This is interesting.  U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland recently instructed the FBI to begin investigating parents who confront school board administrators over Critical Race Theory indoctrination material. The U.S. Department of Justice issued a memorandum to the FBI instructing them to initiate investigations of any parent attending a local school board meeting who might be viewed as confrontational, intimidating or harassing.

Attorney General Merrick Garland’s daughter is Rebecca Garland.  In 2018 Rebecca Garland married Xan Tanner [LINK].  Mr. Xan Tanner is the current co-founder of a controversial education service company called Panorama Education. [LINK and LINK]  Panorama Education is the “social learning” resource material provider to school districts and teachers that teach Critical Race Theory.

Over 50 of the largest 100 school districts and state agencies in the country use its platform. In total, more than 1,500 school districts are among its customers. Clients include the New York City Department of EducationClark County School District in NevadaDallas ISD in Texas and the Hawaii Department of Education, among others.

Since March 2020, Panorama has added 700 school districts to its customer base, nearly doubling the 800 it served just 18 months prior, according to Feuer. […] Former Yale graduate students Feuer and Xan Tanner started the company in an effort to figure out the best way for schools to collect and understand feedback from their students (read more)

“By asking students to reflect on their experiences of equity and inclusion in school, education leaders can gather actionable data to understand and improve the racial and cultural climate on campus.”  ~ Panorama Education, Xan Tanner Co-founder

A spokesperson for Panorama said the company’s technology is used to help schools gather feedback from students, families and educators.

“Panorama only uses student data for the purpose of helping schools and districts better serve their students,” the spokesperson said.

Parents Defending Education​, noted that Panorama got a $1.8 million contract with Fairfax County Public Schools to conduct social and emotional learning monitoring on students, the report said.

Xan Tanner, co-founder of Panorama Education
Attorney General Merrick Garland’s son-in-law Xan Tanner is the co-founder of Panorama Education.

The contract was bumped up to more than $2 million early last month.

It was part of the school system’s overall $78.8 million investment of coronavirus relief funds to create a “welcoming” and “culturally responsive” environment for students.

The money would be allocated to schools based on several factors and be used to “directly support student social emotional needs.”​

Critics like Nomani worry Tanner’s company will use its ability to collect data to push controversial ideas about race, identity and sexuality, Fox News reported.

Nomani from Parents Defending Education​ said ​the school district is directing $23.3 million toward social and emotional learning initiatives, or SEL.

Part of the program involves an SEL screener through Panorama Education, Fox News reported.

Critics believe phrases like “social and emotional learning” and “culturally responsive training” involve the introduction of controversial ideas about race and identity, the report said. New York Post

Here is an interview last night with Nomani from Parents Defending Education and discusses Panorama and it’s so called data mining. Not to be missed.

Then to add to the story, we find out that our own FBI is getting into the spirit. Anyone want to guess if Panorama is involved? I am willing to take a bet on it. Paging AG Garland. Would you please speak into the microphone? Here tis:

The FBI has created a training program steeped in critical race theory in hopes of getting agents to reflect on what role intersectionality plays both in their professional and personal lives.

According to documentation obtained by the Manhattan Institute’s Chris Rufo, the program set up by the FBI’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion aims to educate FBI employees on the topic of intersectionality, as well as how one can deconstruct their own identities.

The objectives of the program are as follows: “Define ‘Intersectionality’ and review the history of the term; Reflect on identity and engage with our own intersections; Discuss the role of intersectionality in our work; Learn tips and tricks for increasing inclusion in the workplace.”

After breaking down identity into the eight characteristics of a person deemed by the FBI to be the most important, participants of the program are invited to reflect upon themselves.

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Worth a look a the so called:

The program

Here is a link to yesterday’s post for more on Facebook’s so called whistleblower.

Facebook ‘whistleblower’ plant wants to fool the GOP at hearing

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