The US House of Representatives just passed a Parents Bill of Rights which would require public schools to disclose all curricula, reading lists, library books and budget costs.The Washington Post via Getty Images
MCPS’s email declared, “Parents and students may not choose to opt-out of engaging with any instructional materials, other than ‘Family Life and Human Sexuality Unit of Instruction’ which is specifically permitted by Maryland law.
As such, teachers will not send home letters to inform families when inclusive books are read in the future.”
The school district is infusing books about gender and sexuality into the curriculum starting in kindergarten, and parents not only can’t opt out; they won’t even get a heads-up from the school about what their kids are learning.
This is why the US House of Representatives just passed a Parents Bill of Rights: to protect families in counties like mine from overreach like what’s happening in our public schools.
The bill would require public schools to disclose all curricula, reading lists, library books and budget costs, and force administrators and teachers to seek parents’ consent before changing a child’s gender status.
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) asserted after the bill was passed, “Parents are the primary stakeholders in their child’s education, and House Republicans are working to protect their right to know what is going on inside their child’s classroom.”
Children belong to their parents; they are not wards of government schools.