WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a measure to enshrine parental rights in education into federal law.
H.R.5, also known as the Parents’ Bill of Rights Act, passed the House on Friday with 213 votes of approval and 208 opposing votes, mostly along party lines. The legislation now goes to the Democrat-controlled Senate for another vote.
“Parents have a First Amendment right to express their opinions on decisions made by State and local education leaders,” the bill declares. “It is the sense of Congress that the First Amendment guarantees parents and other stakeholders the right to assemble and express their opinions on decisions affecting their children and communities, and that educators and policymakers should welcome and encourage that engagement and consider that feedback when making decisions.”
The rights listed in the bill include parents’ rights to “review, and make copies of, at no cost, the curriculum of their child’s school,” “to meet with each teacher of their child not less than twice during each school year,” and “to review the budget, including all revenues and expenditures, of their child’s school.”
Additional provisions include a right to access “a list of the books and other reading materials available in the library of their child’s school,” “inspect such books or other reading materials,” “address the school board of the local educational agency,” “information about violent activity in their child’s school,” and “review any professional development materials.”
There are countless reasons to conclude modern sex-education is less about critical thinking and more about indoctrinating and sexualizing children at as young an age as possible.
Consider these 3 questions:
- Why are politicians around the world pushing radical transgender theories on children as young as 5?
- Why is the World Health Organization calling for 4 year-olds to be taught how to masturbate?
- Why are children in schools being shown graphic images of sex and told anything goes so long as consent is established, if not to encourage our sons and daughters to become sexually active?
A sane society would try to shield impressionable children from becoming sexualized, and encourage them not to watch pornography, take puberty blockers or mutilate their genitalia, but our schools increasingly promote these behaviors.
In reality, the media, most politicians, and many education chiefs are obliterating a parent's ability to protect their child's innocence and identity.
We must realize: these elites want children to have THEIR values, not YOURS. SIGN THE PLEDGE!
The results of this explicit, inappropriate sex-saturated culture and education have been startling: there have never been more children claiming to be transgender, gay, lesbian and bisexual, nor have we ever seen such high levels of sexual assaults by minors.
BREAKING: Loudoun County father who was dragged out of woke school board meeting reveals his daughter was 'raped' in the girls' bathroom by a 'skirt-wearing' male student who was arrested for assaulting a SECOND girl months later - but staff did nothinghttps://t.co/awoZcVQx3l— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 12, 2021
This nut could end up being your child’s teacher and you wouldn’t even find out the craziness they’re teaching until your kid tells you about it. If you aren’t disturbed after watching this, you’re a lunatic. School choice is the civil rights issue of our generation. pic.twitter.com/y1V3Rotx9k— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 17, 2021
Countless politicians, media personalities and education chiefs are too busy promoting woke trends to realize that sexualizing minors amounts to grooming, and has devastating consequences in many cases.
Children whose inhibitions are broken down risk addiction to pornography, teenage pregnancy, STDs, gender dysphoria, online shaming, and a whole host of other negative outcomes.
Parents, not the government, must be in control of what their child is taught about sex.
Just listen to the type of materials public schools in the U.S. are promoting:
That's why we are asking you to sign the Parents' Pledge that you will pull your children out of sex-education classes if your school chooses to sexualize your child.
The Parents' Pledge is our best chance of winning back our children's schools before they're entirely lost to radical sex-obsessed teachers' unions who are foisting these curricula on teachers.
Do you really want other adults deciding what your child is exposed to? Of course not.
Please share this brand new grassroots Parents' Pledge with like-minded parents and join a growing movement of mothers and fathers who are wise to the threat of their child being led into sexual activity.
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Notably, the bill would grant parents “the right to know if a school employee or contractor acts to change a minor child’s gender markers, pronouns, or preferred name,” “allow a child to change the child’s sex-based accommodations, including locker rooms or bathrooms,” and whether school staff “acts to treat, advise, or address” issues such as bullying, mental health, suicidality, drug use, eating disorders, and possession of a weapon.
Parents must also be given “notice that includes the name of the speaker and the name of the organization or other entity being represented by the speaker” any time students are to hear from a guest speaker.
Two amendments proposed by Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado — which were favored unanimously and included in the House-approved bill — added requirements for schools to notify parents if males were allowed to compete against females in athletics as well as if any male was permitted to use a female bathroom.
The Parents’ Bill of Rights Act was originally introduced in 2021, but never received a vote, as Democrats controlled the House at the time. On March 1, 2023, Rep. Julia Letlow of Louisiana reintroduced the bill, which was better received by the now Republican-led chamber.
“Republicans put out a commitment to America, and in our commitment to America, we said we were going to have a Parents’ Bill of Rights,” House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said after the chamber approved the legislation. “We’re keeping our commitment.”
“Today was a win for every mother, every father, but most importantly, for every student in America. You have a Parents’ Bill of Rights now, but unfortunately, Democrats are too extreme to believe that parents should have a say in their kids’ education.”
Promise made! Promise kept!@SpeakerMcCarthy: “Today was a win for every mother, every father, but most importantly, for every student in America. You have a Parents’ Bill of Rights now, but unfortunately the Democrats are too extreme to believe that parents should have a say.” pic.twitter.com/N8NhaHgp6W
— GOP (@GOP) March 24, 2023
Congresswoman Letlow praised House Republicans for how they “fought to pass this critical legislation because we want to ensure that parents’ voices will always be heard when it comes to their child’s education.”
ICYMI: On Friday, the House passed my Parents Bill of Rights. The @HouseGOP fought to pass this critical legislation because we want to ensure that parents’ voices will always be heard when it comes to their child’s education. https://t.co/YkEIKQL4n6
— Congresswoman Julia Letlow (@RepJuliaLetlow) March 27, 2023
“We have seen public schools promote extremely divisive content like critical race theory, radical gender ideology, and even drag shows to impressionable young children. Speaking as a mother of four boys, enough is enough,” Boebert said. “I send my boys to school to receive an education, not indoctrination. Parents have a right to know what’s happening at their child’s school, and my amendments will ensure just that.”
The federal bill comes two years after Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee released internal documents showing that the Biden administration was using counterterrorism tactics to respond to an increase in parental concern over issues taking place within public schools across the nation. Under the Biden administration, federal government has also consistently supported the LGBT agenda, which is notorious for encouraging kids to keep secrets about their struggles from their parents.
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In July 2022, Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill went into effect, restricting gender and sexuality education in public schools and allowing parents to sue school districts and teachers for failure to comply with the guidelines. Although a landmark law and example for states seeking to secure parental rights, the legislation was publicly condemned by the Biden White House.
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