Parents

Parents, School Choice February 3rd, 2023

SPN poll: Parents support school choice

(The Center Square) – More than six out of every 10 voters with children under 18 would be receptive to the prospect of their child attending a school outside of their locally zoned public district, a new State Policy Network poll finds. Overall, the SPN State Voices opinion poll of roughly 2,000 registered voters conducted in partnership…
Parents February 2nd, 2023

‘Parents’ Bill of Rights’ introduced in North Carolina Senate

(The Center Square) – North Carolina Senate Republicans introduced a “Parents’ Bill of Rights” on Wednesday, legislation intended as protection for children and parents as it relates to early childhood education. The legislation is designed to enhance public school transparency, outline the rights and responsibilities of parents, and install guardrails on curriculum dealing with gender identity…
Parents February 2nd, 2023

‘Bill of rights’ would give Nebraska parents a powerful tool against school indoctrination, say supporters

Lawmakers in Nebraska spent Monday listening to public testimony on a bill that would formalize parents’ rights in education. “Every parent of a child in this state shall have a fundamental right to direct the upbringing, education, care, and mental health of the parent’s child,” reads LB374, the Parents’ Bill of Rights and Academic Transparency Act.…
Parents, Public Education February 1st, 2023

School district quietly removes alarming ‘designer baby’ assignment with eugenic overtones after mother raises concerns

Students in a Missouri middle school were given a genetics assignment suggesting traits such as “skinny,” blond hair and gray or blue eyes are the most valuable. If that sounds frighteningly similar to eugenics, the monstrous and discredited view of racial improvement that motivated the likes of Hitler, you’re in good company: So thinks the mother…
Parents, Public Education January 26th, 2023

Lansing parent wins school curriculum challenge

(The Sentinel) – Kirsten Workman, the Lansing mom who withdrew her 12th-grade daughter from an English Composition class over content she found objectionable and mounted a curriculum challenge to the material offered in the course, won her dispute at a recent Board of Education meeting. In a narrow 4-3 vote, the Lansing BOE sided with Workman, rejecting earlier findings…
Parents, Public Education January 24th, 2023

Citizen concerned over lewd books in this Missouri school district was immediately shown the door by his school board. But he’s not going anywhere

A citizen distressed about lewd books in school libraries was immediately gaveled down during public comments to the Lee’s Summit, Missouri school board, and was promptly escorted out of the meeting by security Thursday. Afterward, a Kansas City Star editorial warned of book-banning “conservative culture warriors,” calling them “finger-wagging busybodies” – seeming to imply parents and…
General Education, Parents January 23rd, 2023

Inaugural ‘Stolen Innocence’ panel aims to help parents guard their children against increasing sexualization in schools

Alexandra Schweitzer had turned the children’s book she was inspecting sideways, like a curious youth trying to better see a Playboy centerfold. Her husband wondered what in the world she was looking at. “I literally turned the book because they had diagrams on what you can do (sexually),” Schweitzer told The Lion. “And I handed him…
Parents, Public Education January 23rd, 2023

Missouri parents are asking what schools, mayor knew about drag performances attended by middle schoolers

Public officials in Columbia, Missouri are on the spot to explain themselves after exposing school children to drag performances under the guise of a diversity celebration for MLK Day. None of the schools informed parents the celebration would include drag performances and there is some indication that they purposefully kept the information from parents. Middle school…
General Education, Parents January 19th, 2023

Americans are rethinking education priorities

When it comes to education, the American public has some new priorities. In the wake of the pandemic, 55% of Americans agree schools should be rethinking how they educate, while only 34% want to go back to previous models, a survey conducted by Populace revealed. The survey asked respondents to rank a variety of educational outcomes.…
Parents, School Choice January 19th, 2023

S.C. should trust parents to make the best education choices for their kids

(reimaginED) – Should schools do more to train students for the workforce, or focus on the three R’s? South Carolina K-12 officials have been debating that very question lately. A few education experts from around the country also chimed in, according to a local report. State lawmakers, though, are moving in a different direction that focuses…