The report noting Garland's family ties to CRT comes in the wake of the attorney general's memorandum directing the FBI to mobilize against parents who oppose CRT and mask mandates in K-12 schools and speak out about their concerns.
As the New York Times reported, in 2018, Garland's daughter, Rebecca, married Alexander "Xan" Tanner, co-founder and president of Panorama Education, a Boston-based software and analytical data services company that boasts its founders were once "student activists."
The Times wedding announcement states:
The bride's father, Judge Merrick B. Garland, took part in the ceremony, giving a tribute to the couple … The bride's father is the chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in Washington. Her mother advises government and nonprofit groups on voting systems security and accuracy issues.
Panorama produces data mining surveys for schools, including "equity and inclusion surveys" and conducts "professional development" training in the areas of equity and inclusion for teachers and administrators.
The company states about its survey:
The Panorama Equity and Inclusion Survey provides schools and districts with a clear picture of how students, teachers, and staff are thinking and feeling about diversity, equity, and inclusion in school. The survey can help schools and districts track the progress of equity initiatives through the lens of students and staff, identify areas for celebration and improvement, inform professional development, and signal the importance of equity and inclusion to the community.