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WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) A conservative Republican Senator from Missouri wants to ensure parents maintain control of their kids’ education and privacy. 

U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley’s “Parents’ Bill of Rights” has been introduced in the Senate as part of a pending education funding law. The legislation would protect the rights of parents to attend school board meetings, view curricula, and protect data. It would also increase government transparency by requiring schools to disclose what outside contractors and groups are coming into the schools. 

The bill requires schools and other educational entities to allow parents to “fully review” and “make copies” of all “curricula, books, and other educational materials.” 

It creates a right for parents to view syllabi and reading lists, too. 

The legislation also ensures parents can “access information on the teachers, guest lecturers, and outside presenters who engage with students at the school.” Outside groups such as Planned Parenthood and Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) regularly teach sexual education to children. Both groups push birth control and abortion. 

It could also help parents be informed when their kids start claiming they are transgender or gender-fluid. A Wisconsin school district recently announced a policy to hide from parents when students are or claim to be “transgender,” or gender dysphoric.  

Sen. Hawley’s bill also protects student data. It would prohibit the collection of “biometric data or other sensitive personal information” by the school without permission from the parents. It would also allow parents to prevent schools from taking video, photos, or audio recordings of their children. 

Hawley’s proposed legislation also appears to take direct aim at a move by Attorney General Merrick Garland and the National School Boards Association to limit access to public school board meetings. 

Parents and legal guardians of children have a “right to be heard at school board meetings” and other government bodies that are discussing educational policy. 

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The dangerous ideas of Critical Race Theory (CRT) are being forced on students in public schools around the country.

This is wrong and parents have had enough! It's time to join them in saying "STOP!" to this harmful and racist propaganda.

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which says "No to CRT" in public schools, and "Yes to parents' right" to strongly protest CRT.

But, what is CRT anyway and why is it so dangerous?

Critical Race Theory is a hateful system of indoctrination which teaches that one race is either superior or inferior to another race, and that the United States is inherently racist.

CRT is dangerous and hateful precisely because it teaches children who are not white to despise and envy white children simply because of their skin color. And, as a result, it also teaches white children to despise themselves simply because of the color of their skin.

CRT also erroneously teaches that American society is inherently racist, and that different, detrimental policies (like reparations for slavery and race-based pay scales) should be imposed on the population to redistribute wealth from whites to non-whites.

This type of racist/marxist propaganda should have NO place in public, taxpayer-funded schools!

And, thankfully, American parents of EVERY COLOR are raising their voices and ballots against it!

Indeed, parents understand the destructive ramifications of CRT and, despite outrageous threats from Biden's Justice Department to prosecute them, they have been strongly protesting CRT at school board meetings across the country!

And now, in the first test of its kind, a candidate who was campaigning hard against CRT just won the governorship of Virginia in a huge upset victory.

That's great news, but we now need to contact every state legislature about this crucial educational issue.

And, we need to DEMAND that they BAN Critical Race Theory from every public school in their states - both primary and high schools, and colleges!

Whereas advocates of CRT seem more intent on vengence than on teaching children of every race to respect everybody, regardless of skin color, American parents of every race understand that it is not the color of one's skin that matters, but the content of one's character (to paraphrase Martin Luther King, Jr.).

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition asking all state legislatures to BAN Crititical Race Theory from public schools in their respective states.

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'States are fighting the Left over the morally bankrupt critical race theory' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/states-are-fighting-the-left-over-the-morally-bankrupt-critical-race-theory/

'Parents who oppose Critical Race Theory in schools could be prosecuted by FBI' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/attorney-general-tasks-fbi-to-move-against-parents-protesting-leftist-agenda-in-schools/

Ohio parents testify: Yes, critical race theory is in our schools, and we say NO! - https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/ohio-parents-testify-yes-critical-race-theory-is-in-our-schools-and-we-say-no

An excellent Heritage Foundation document on CRT: Critical Race Theory Would Not Solve Racial Inequality: It Would Deepen It

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It would also require disclosure of sexual assaults, physical assaults, weapons, and drug use in schools. Loudoun County School Board in Virginia has come under criticism for covering up the rape by a cross-dressing male student of a female student. The student has been convicted in that rape and has been accused of sexually assaulting a different girl at a new school he transferred to in the same district. 

Violators of the Parents’ Bill of Rights could lose 50% of its federal education funding. 

“Parents will be empowered to sue schools that do not protect these rights for injunctive relief,” Hawley’s press release explains. “A pattern of such violations in a particular jurisdiction will trigger major reductions in federal education funding.” 

“America has long recognized the right of parents to direct their children’s education, but we are now seeing a concerted effort by the Left to shut parents out,” Senator Hawley said in a news release 

“Whether it’s Joe Biden’s Justice Department attempting to classify parents as ‘domestic terrorists’ or activists funded by dark money who seek to quietly introduce critical race theory into school curricula, education has taken a back seat to radical politics in many schools, and parents are taking notice,” the Missouri senator said. 

“It’s time to give control back to parents, not woke bureaucrats, and empower them to start a new era of openness in education,” Hawley said. 

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