Parents Bill of Rights Introduced in House 

The largest teachers’ union opposes the legislation. 

Representative Elise Stefanik of New York was among members of the House of Representatives to introduce the “Parents Bill of Rights.” She said what is being taught to children in the classroom should not be hidden from parents. 

“For the first time in the new majority in the House, House Republicans are introducing their Parents Bill of Rights to bring our parents’ concerns to the highest levels,” she said. “In the face of the woke agenda and radical CRT the Far Left is pushing even in the midst of the devastating learning loss, we are ensuring parents have the transparency to know if their child is being properly equipped in the classroom.” 

The bill, H.R. 5, amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1995 by requiring schools to provide parents with the curriculum, including listing books and reading materials available in the library. It also affirms the right of parents to be present at and address school boards, be notified of violence in the schools, and give parents oversight on the education of their children. 

Representative Julia Letlow of Louisiana, a sponsor of the bill, said, “I think the pandemic brought to light for a lot of us moms and dads, for the first time ever, we sat down, and we saw what our children were being taught through the virtual classroom. And when we saw that, so many of us were disheartened with what we were viewing – and so then we did the right thing, right? We went to our school boards and voiced our displeasure, but we were turned away.” 

The National Education Association stated that the bill would “stoke racial and social division and distract us from what will really help our students thrive: an inspiring, inclusive, and age-appropriate curriculum that prepares each and every one of them for their future.” 

The National Parents Union stated, “Keep culture wars out of classrooms. Our children need urgent and aggressive educational solutions, not political performance theatre.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of Congress as they seek to protect the rights of parents to be informed regarding their children’s education.
  • For wisdom for the representatives in the House as they deliberate and vote on the legislation.

Sources: Just The News, CNN 


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