On a 213-208 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 5, the Parents Bill of Rights Act by Congresswoman Julia Letlow, Ph.D. (LA-05).
"As a mom of two and a former educator, I believe for children to succeed, they need families and schools to work together as partners throughout the learning process," Letlow said. "After spending nearly a year and a half working to pass this bill, I'm grateful that we're finally able to advance this critical legislation."
The Parents Bill of Rights 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.
The bill now moves to the U.S. Senate where it will await further action.