Leading Republican Promises “Parents’ Rights Bill” If GOP Takes Control
House Republican Caucus Chairwoman Elise Stefanik has promised a bold agenda if the GOP retakes control of Congress in this November’s midterm elections.
Among the promises she made in a recent op-ed for the Daily Caller was a pledge to introduce and pass the “Parents Bill of Rights,” which House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Introduced last year. “In a Republican majority, we will bring the concerns of parents to the highest levels, enact our Parents Bill of Rights, and ensure parents have a right to know what is going on in their child’s classroom,” Stefanik said.
McCarthy released the Parents Bill of Rights in September of last year, just as the issue began dominating the national conversation.
Here are 5 pillars that McCarthy outlined in the plan:
1. Right to know what’s being taught in schools and to see reading material
2. Right to be heard
3. Right to see school budget and spending
4. Right to protect their child’s privacy
5. Right to be updated on any violent activity at school
Needless to say, this is a promising start for much-needed legislation to finally codify parents’ rights in federal law. While we commend the GOP for their leadership on this issue, we’re willing to work with any political party to get CRT and divisive ideologies out of classrooms, and we hope Democrats and Independents will join us in this mission.