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Georgia’s ‘Declaration of the Rights of Parents’ Introduces Transparency to Public School Curriculum

A bill introduced in the Georgia Congress Wednesday would enact a new set of rules regarding transparency in the state’s public schools.

The act, known by advocates as the “Declaration of the Rights of Parents,” would create a process by which parents can request information from schools about curriculum, Official Letter Cordele reported.

Senator Clint Dixon and Representative Josh Bonner, both Republicans, introduced two slightly different versions of the bill in their respective chambers.

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One of the stated purposes of bill is “requiring school administrators and school systems to adopt policies or regulations that promote parental involvement in public schools.”

The school system will be required to respond to requests for information from parents within three days.

“If the principal or superintendent is unable to share the information within that time period, he or she must provide the parent with a written description of the document and the schedule for sending the document, not to exceed 30 days,” according to the statement. Documentary.

Under the bill, schools would also be required to notify parents of their intention to offer a sex education program. Parents will have the option of withdrawing their child from such classes.

Do parents have a right to know what their children are being taught at school?

Public school curricula have become the subject of national controversy with the rise of important racial theory, which holds that the United States is fundamentally racist and defined by white supremacy. Many parents have objected to the use of CRT in classrooms.

Education policy proved a game-changing political issue in the Virginia superintendent election in November, with Republican Glenn Youngkin defeating Democrat Terry McAuliffe.

Youngkin commits to introduce to revolutionize to eliminate the teaching of CRT in schools, with McAuliffe tying himself to leftist teacher unions and argumentative that parents should not “tell schools what they should teach.”

Governor Brian Kemp introduced the proposed Georgia law in a statement.

“At a time when our country is more divided than ever, we are leading the fight to make sure parents don’t have any barriers preventing them from playing an active role,” Kemp said. actively in the education of their children.

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“Students do best when their parents have a seat at the table and their voices are heard and respected.

“At its core, [the bill] is about transparency, accessibility, and fostering strong partnerships between parents and educators for the ultimate benefit of students. ”

Republicans have a solid majority in both houses of the Georgia Congress, so it’s likely that the “Declaration of the Rights of Parents” will make it to the governor’s desk.

https://www.westernjournal.com/georgia-parents-bill-rights-introduces-transparency-public-school-curriculum/ Georgia’s ‘Declaration of the Rights of Parents’ Introduces Transparency to Public School Curriculum

DUSTIN JONES

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