Republicans continue to try and play by the rules, even as public schools are increasingly unmasked as leftist indoctrination centers. Now a GOP senator is floating legislation to restore the oversight of parents in their children’s schooling.
School boards, school administrators and now even the Department of Justice are acting increasingly hostile toward concerned parents, to the point of covering up sex assaults in schools and trying to label parents as domestic terror threats when they become angry at school officials. Sen. Josh Hawley’s Parents’ Bill of Rights Act is aimed at defending parents’ rights to have a say in their children’s education, reports KZRG in Joplin, Mo.
Hawley’s bill would let parents sue federally funded schools when they flout certain basic rights, such as the right to know what students are being taught and what outside groups are being brought in and paid to “teach” questionable values to children.
The legislation seeks to guarantee:
- Parents’ right to know what minor children are being taught in school, including, but not limited to, curricula, books, and other instructional materials
- Prohibition of non-disclosure agreements or similar forms for parental review of curricula, instead allowing parents to make copies of curriculum documents
- The right to information on who is teaching minor children, including guest lecturers and outside presenters
- Involvement in school assemblies, field trips, and other extracurricular activities only if parents opt-in, rather than opt-out
- The right to information on individuals and organizations receiving school contracts and funding
- The right to visit the school and check in on their minor child during school hours
- The right to all school records, medical or otherwise, concerning their minor child
- The right to information about the collection and transmission of their minor child’s data
- Required parental consent prior to collecting any biometric data or other sensitive personal information on the minor child
- The right to sufficient accountability and transparency regarding school boards
- Public school board meetings pertaining to curricula, safety, and other student issues, with public comments allowed
- The right to know about situations affecting their minor child’s safety in school
- Notification in a timely manner of all reported incidents pertaining to student safety, including all crimes committed by teachers or other school employees.
- Power to sue schools that do not protect these rights for injunctive relief. A pattern of such violations in a particular jurisdiction will trigger major reductions in federal education funding.