As a father of four, parenting is the single most important responsibility in my life. Parents are lifelong teachers for their children. And every parent wants their child to receive the best education possible. So it’s not surprising that so many have made their voices heard and expressed concern about things like unscientific lockdowns or critical race theory.
But teachers unions and their handpicked school board officials have a problem with that. They’ve worked hard to keep parents out of their children’s classrooms and have gone so far as to treat concerned parents as domestic terrorists for speaking up at school board meetings.
Now, kids are heading back to school, and it’s as important as ever that parents know what’s going on in their classrooms. Ignoring parents’ input on their kids’ education is neither normal nor acceptable.
That is why the House of Representatives passed the Parents Bill of Rights earlier this year: to ensure that parents are not sidelined when it comes to the education of their children. Here are the five basic rights the House Republicans outlined:
- Parents have the right to know what’s being taught in schools and to see reading material.
- Parents have the right to be heard.
- Parents have the right to see the school budget and spending.
- Parents have the right to protect their child’s privacy.
- Parents have the right to be updated on any violent activity at school.
Children are the future of the nation, and we will not let the teachers union and progressive school boards interfere with the wellbeing of our children. I will continue to fight for parents' rights because the education for our children is too important to mess up.