This quote from the Michigan Democrat Party is chilling.
“Not sure where this ‘parents-should-control-what-is-taught-in-schools-because-they-are-our-kids’ is originating, but parents do have the option to choose to send their kids to a hand-selected private school at their own expense if this is what they desire. The purpose of a public education in a public school is not to teach kids only what parents want them to be taught. It is to teach them what society needs them to know. The client of the public school is not the parent, but the entire community, the public.”
Parents from San Francisco to Sarasota are growing increasingly concerned about the education of their children. Moreso, they are becoming concerned with some school boards and teachers unions that are telling parents they don’t have rights when it comes to educating their children.
“The nationwide anger from parents about their children’s education first surfaced during a series of contentious school board meetings in Loudoun County, Va. last year, and has since been playing a role in the country’s most intense political, legal, and cultural battles.
“Conservatives and parents’ rights activists argue that this anger stems from parents pushing back against what they say is the influence institutions like Hollywood, corporate America, and the government have in the classroom.
“This whole regime is at war with the parents,” said Terry Schilling, president of the conservative American Principles Project. “They just want to raise their families according to their values and take them to church and not have people interfere, but they’re interfering with that and that’s why there’s a big conflict right now.”
“The American Principles Project, which describes itself as “America’s top defender of the family,” is one of a number of conservative groups devoted to touting parents’ influence inside and outside the classroom.
“Schilling said the battle between parents’ rights activists and institutions like school boards is the first of its kind.
“For the first time across the country, it doesn’t matter if you’re in California or in Texas, parents’ rights to raise their children and instill values in them are being taken away,” he said, citing mask and vaccine mandates, critical race theory and discussions of gender and sexuality in the classroom.
“Activists say the movement originated with the coronavirus lockdowns in 2020, which gave parents a closer look at their children’s school curriculum.”
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