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Culture, Parents January 16th, 2023

Report: Children under 14 dying from fentanyl poisoning at faster rate than any other age group

(The Center Square) – Children under age 14 are dying from fentanyl poisoning at a faster rate than any other age group in the U.S., according to a new analysis from Families Against Fentanyl. In the past two years, synthetic opioid (fentanyl) deaths among children surged. Fentanyl-related deaths among infants (children under age one) quadrupled from…
Parents, Public Education January 13th, 2023

Tulsa Public School Board shuts down parent comments

Parents who want to speak before the Tulsa Public School Board (TPS) must first get approval from the school board’s lawyers, reports KTUL TV news.  District parent Kathy McDonald signed up to speak at a meeting a few weeks ago about the district’s sex education policy and was surprised when she was told the district’s attorney…
Parents, School Choice January 13th, 2023

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders supports parents and school choice with executive order

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed her first executive order toward “bold conservative education reform.” Sanders signed the order, called Arkansas LEARNS, after being inaugurated on Tuesday. “Hit the ground running the next day, very aggressively focused on bold conservative education reform,” said Sanders, according to local 40/29 TV News in anticipation of the order. Sanders…
Parents, Public Education January 13th, 2023

Alabama school district mandates that counselors ‘affirm’ students’ preferred gender identity

(Daily Caller) – An Alabama school district mandates that school counselors “affirm” students preferred gender identity, according to a document made public by Parents Defending Education, a parental rights in education group. Baldwin County Public Schools’ “Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Plan 2022-2023” requires that all students have “equitable access” to school counselors who “advocate for and…
Culture, Parents January 12th, 2023

Kirk Cameron plans national library tour to promote family values and freedom

After successfully promoting his new children’s book at previously unwelcoming public libraries, actor and writer Kirk Cameron is planning a national library tour. Cameron’s new book, As You Grow, tells the story of a seed that grows through “trials and triumphs” into a mature oak tree. The story highlights virtues such as love, joy and gentleness…
General Education, Parents January 12th, 2023

Louisiana requires pornography websites to verify users are legal adults in an effort to protect minors

A new Louisiana law protecting minors from online pornography went into effect Jan. 1. The law requires websites containing 33% or more pornographic material to verify users are legal adults. Louisiana Rep. Laurie Schlegel lauded its passage on Twitter. This law had bipartisan support and passed almost unanimously in both the House & Senate with close…
Parents, Public Education January 11th, 2023

Community ousts school board members for backing policy to hide kids’ gender transitions

(Daily Caller) – Residents of Paris, Maine, recalled two school board members on Tuesday who pushed a gender identity policy that would hide student gender transitions from parents, according to WGME News. In a 333-243 vote, community members voted out Oxford Hills School Board Director Sarah Otterson and School Board Member Julia Lester after they supported…
Parents, Public Education January 11th, 2023

Maine parents demand local school district remove over 80 ‘explicit’ books from school libraries

(Daily Caller) – A group of Maine parents called Monday for a school district to remove 82 books containing sexually explicit content they found in school libraries, the parents told the Daily Caller News Foundation. Led by Regina Leonard, a coalition of parents within Hermon School District created a database of 82 sexually explicit books, including “Tricks,” a…
Parents January 10th, 2023

Ahead of Texas legislative session, most viewed bills filed relate to parental rights, child abuse

(The Center Square) – Ahead of Texas’ 88th legislative session, at least 1,635 bills have been filed as of Jan. 9, according to state prefiling legislative data. The Texas legislature convenes Tuesday and is scheduled to conclude May 29. It convenes every two years for roughly four months. Last year, Gov. Greg Abbott convened three special…
General Education, Parents January 6th, 2023

An American History storybook for kids builds on the success of the Tuttle Twins series

With millions of books sold in the Tuttle Twins series, a libertarian think tank released a related storybook for families and schools to teach the circumstances and principles of America’s founding.  Tuttle Twins author Connor Boyack, founder and president of the Libertas Institute, teams up with illustrator Elijah Stanfield in the 11 chapter, 230 page book,…