House Passes Parents Bill of Rights
We have prayed constantly for more accountability in the schools, and for the rights of parents to be preserved! Let’s pray for this bill as it moves on to the Senate!
From National Review. The House passed legislation on Friday to create a Parents Bill of Rights that would require schools to publish their curricula publicly and to share with parents a list of books and other materials that are available in school libraries.
The bill, which passed in a 213-208 vote, would also require schools to allow parents to meet with their children’s teachers and to alert parents when violence occurs on campus. The measure would also give parents a voice when schools create or update policies and procedures surrounding student privacy.
In response to the National School Boards Association’s effort to have the Biden administration crack down on parent protesters, who they accused of carrying out “domestic terrorism,” the bill also says school and government officials “should never seek to use law enforcement to criminalize the lawfully expressed concerns of parents about their children’s education,” and that the “First Amendment guarantees parents and other stakeholders the right to assemble and express their opinions on decisions affecting their children and communities.”
The legislation passed the House largely along party lines …
The bill is unlikely to advance in the Democrat-controlled Senate.
Democrats have taken to calling the bill the “Politics over Parents Act” …
Some Democratic lawmakers have claimed the Parents Bill of Rights could make it easier for books to be banned in schools, among other criticisms. …
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(Excerpt from National Review. Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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