WASHINGTON, D.C. – On March 1st, Congresswoman Julia Letlow, Ph.D. (LA-05) introduced H.R. 5, the Parents Bill of Rights Act. With 73 Republican co-sponsors, Letlow’s bill seeks to put in place concrete legal protections that will ensure parents always have a seat at the table when it comes to their child’s education.
The legislation is built on five, common-sense principles.
Parents have the right to know what their children are being taught.
Parents have the right to be heard.
Parents have the right to see the school budget and spending.
Parents have the right to protect their child’s privacy.
Parents have the right to keep their children safe.
“As a mom of two and a former educator, I believe for a child to succeed, they need families and schools to work together as partners throughout the learning process,” Letlow said.
“I commend Congresswoman Letlow’s leadership in recognizing the parent’s importance in their child’s education. Children belong to their parents and it’s essential to codify these undeniable rights,” said Dr. Cade Brumley, Louisiana State Superintendent of Education.
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