Panorama Education has reportedly seen nearly four-fold growth in business since 2017
A company owned by Attorney General Merrick Garland’s son-in-law received at least $27 million from the school board and backed the US school system, following the school board’s opposition to the AG’s attempt to investigate potential conflicts of interest. In questioning.
The issue caught on earlier this month with a focus on Panorama Education, a technology company that supports the type of left-wing ideas that parents have protested in school districts across America.
It’s unclear how much Panorama has received since its founding in 2012, but Forbes.com It was reported last week that school districts and states paid at least $27 million to the company from 2017 to 2020. Forbes said it arrived at that figure using data from Openthebooks.com, which claims “Filled 40,000 Freedom of Information Act requests and successfully captured $6 trillion in public spending.”
Since 2017, it has reportedly seen a nearly four-fold increase in business. A recent press release reported that the number of school systems it works with has increased from 400 to 1,500.
Panorama has also received investments of millions from groups such as the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), whose past investments in the company have prompted concerns about student privacy.
In September, Panorama Education announced that it had received a $60 million investment from a number of institutions.
The press release helped to show the extent to which the attorney general’s family was involved in American education.
Panorama said it supported “13 million students in districts of all shapes and sizes. 50+ of the nation’s largest 100 districts and state agencies use Panorama Education, including the New York City Department of Education, Clark County School District (Nevada), Dallas ISD (Texas), and the Hawaii Department of Education.”
“One in four US students is enrolled in a district run by Panorama Education today,” it added.
Panorama did not specifically respond to the Forbes report, but referred to Granthshala Business in the company’s FAQ. The Justice Department did not respond to Granthshala Business’s request for comment.