Every Democrat votes against House "Parents Bills of Rights"

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This is one to put in an election-year pocket. Tuck that sucker away, and pull it out when it’s campaign time

The House voted on McCarthy’s “Parents Bill of Rights” this morning.

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What exactly was included in that? Some pretty terrifying and radical stuff…

…for Democrats, Leftists and Randi Weingarten.

Mostly terrifying because it establishes what should be a given, but in this day and age has to be legislated – that parents have a right to know what is going on in their child’s classroom and school system, and requires parents be informed about the same. Worse, it ties it to federal dollars.

The Parents Bill of Rights, introduced by Rep. Julia Letlow (R., La.), would require that schools receiving federal education funds publish their curricula publicly and implement processes for parents to raise concerns about books and curricular units they deem inappropriate.

Schools would also be required to notify parents about safety incidents that occur on school grounds and if school officials seek to accommodate their child based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Schools that refuse to comply would risk losing access to federal education funding, including money funding the free or reduced lunch program.

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Oh, that’s a one-two terror punch for the educational cabal. You can guess how the voting went once it commenced.

…The bill passed 213-208, with five Republicans joining all Democrats in opposition.

The five Republicans who voted with the Dems have to be from deep blue districts, I’d imagine. That’s the only excuse I can think of.

The argle-bargle crew was out in force denouncing the legislation prior to the vote.

…Democrats blasted the bill during debate this week by accusing Republicans of attacking LGBTQ+ students.

“This Republican bill is asking the government to force the outing of LGBT people before they are ready,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., argued on the House floor. “When we talk about progressive values, I can say what my progressive value is, and that is freedom over fascism.

AOC, who has so much experience raising children is an especially convincing mouthpiece, acting as a mostly overindulged child herself. And that flamethrowing drama major from South Florida? Good grief. What a pair.

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There are the teachers and liberal parents who are blaming people like Glenn Youngkin for “capitalizing” on parents’ frustration. For instance, the arrogance in this op-ed calling the bill “toxic” is amazing.

…Baloney. It’s no secret that this nationwide “movement” is simply politics and began right here in the DMV, when Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin capitalized on parents’ frustrations with education during the pandemic, turning the once-snoozy, county board of education meetings into screamfests.

It’s a cheap device to divide Americans politically with culture-war scare tactics, with lies about curriculum and education. It pushes a preposterously shortsighted idea of what children need to be informed citizens in a contemporary world, disproportionately targeting accurate history about discrimination and anything LGBTQ-related.

She rattles along about how involved she is and wonderful the teachers are, and all a parent needs to do is be involved, and never once – not once – mentions the things that really stirred Virginia up. What happened to concealing rapes in girls’ school bathrooms, committed by a teenage male who wore skirts? Repeated rapes, in different schools. It was doubling down and arresting victims’ fathers, who spoke out, and who were correct in every word they uttered. Weird how she glosses over that to defend the bill as imagined attacks on underage alphabet gender types.

It’s ALWAYS an attack on the trans types with these people

I will give her one thing, though. Parents do need to be involved – not aggressively show up for problems. Know your kid’s teachers. Know your kid. Sometimes your little angel is the problem and communication can nip misunderstandings and hard feelings in the bud.

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If we had a question about a grade or anything Ebola was doing, we always would reach out to a teacher for a phone call or a note, and it really worked. Built surprisingly good relationships with many of them, who were hoodwinked by our rocket-scientist slacker extraordinaire.

Most teachers are so grateful to have a parent take the effort to contact them, they’ll bend over backward to help you and that kid.

It’s not an easy job by any means and the stance many of these unions and liberal administrators have taken has made it much worse. This may officially cut some of the wall down.

But it doesn’t hurt for parents to be proactive partners either, even though their days are long and stressful, too.

I’m glad McCarthy’s forcing issues like this. It’s the right conversation to have.

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David Strom 5:00 PM | May 23, 2024
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