‘Parental Bill of Rights’ which Texas Governor Greg Abbott is campaigning for in his reelection is aimed at education and health decisions.
Parental Bill of Rights and Getting Their Essential Voice Back
Abbott has stressed that “parents are, in fact, losing a voice when it does come to their children’s education and health matters” and did say his proposal makes parents the “primary decision-makers” on those matters.
Rundown of ‘Parental Bill of Rights’
Abbott said his plan among other things is expanding parental access to curriculum plans. It will provide a process to address concerns about those plans or school policies. It does let parents decide whether a child will repeat a course or grade. In fact, it does ban the selling or sharing of personal data which is outside of the education system. Moreover, it will remove the education and license credentials of any education staff member. They would give minors pornographic materials. It does place them on a do-not-hire list. Also, mandates the Parental Bill of Rights will be posting online by the schools. It will be there along with information about alternative schools. This will include charter schools, magnets schools, and other public schools.
Defending the Rights of Parents
“In fact, there is no government program which can or should replace the role in that parents. It can play in their children’s lives,” Abbott recently said. “Also, why as the governor I have, indeed, fought to defend the rights of parents. Moreover, also whether it comes to education or health care.”
Moreover, he has also praised Texas officials for letting parents choose whether their kids should go to school to learn in person. Or they should stay home for remote classes. In fact, he is nothing that he has also barred mask mandates. They again leave the decision with students and parents “where it belongs.”
Plus, Abbott’s new proposal does “mirror a national push from conservatives. It is fueling by the contentious battles over how race and sexuality are addressing in public schools.”
Moreover, Abbott did not say what would be considered pornographic. In fact, several news reports say Abbott is complaining about books that discuss race, gender, and sexuality.