CBN is reporting that Republicans in the US House of Representatives will be introducing a bill, entitled a “Parent’s Bill of Rights,” that would require schools to inform parents what their kids are being taught in schools.
In describing the need for such legislation, Republican Minority House Leader Kevin McCarthy said:
“It doesn’t matter your wealth, the color of your skin, once you have a child, it is no longer what you become. It is now what opportunity your children will have. You have a right to know what’s being taught in school. You have a right to participate.“
There has been a huge uproar about what kids are being taught and perhaps the epicentre of this is Loudoun County, Virginia, where parents have been confronting school officials on what is happening in their schools.
One mother said her six-year-old daughter, who attends a Loudoun County school, asked if she was evil because she was born white. Some allege the school implemented the controversial Critical Race Theory curriculum. READ: Loudoun County mom says 6-year-old asked her if she was ‘born evil’ because she’s White
The issue became a catalyst during the recent election for Governor in Virginia. Republican Glenn Youngkin defeated former Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe after he stated during the campaign that parents should have no say on what is being taught in schools.
READ: Republicans Announce a Parents’ Bill of Rights: ‘You Have a Right to Know What’s Being Taught in School’ AND Youngkin: “This Campaign Stopped Being A Campaign A While Ago, And It Became A Movement”
And there are many reasons why parents are concerned about what is going on in Loudoun County. READ: Sex Crime Allegations Rock Loudoun County Schools: New allegations come to light after explosive bathroom rape case
Of course, many teachers do not want parents finding out what was happening in their classes and when schools were forced to go online during the COVID lockdowns, teachers were expressing concerns that parents would start listening in on classes. READ: Philadelphia public school teacher worries about ‘conservative’ parents listening in on virtual classes
And one Tennessee school district even required parents to sign waivers that they would not listen in to their kid’s online classes. READ: Tennessee mom says parents asked to sign ‘ridiculous’ waiver they will not eavesdrop on kids’ online lessons