Feenstra Votes to Protect Parents’ Right to be Involved in Children’s Education

Washington, DC — Congressman Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) voted for, and the U.S. House of Representatives passed, the Parents Bill of Rights Act last week, which affirms and codifies the right of parents to be involved in their children’s education.

Feenstra says that parents have a “fundamental right to be involved in their children’s education.” He says that after years of lockdowns, mask mandates, and school closures, it’s “…clear that parents should have a stronger voice in our educational system than unelected bureaucrats and teachers’ unions. As a father of four, I am proud to join my Republican colleagues in passing the Parents Bill of Rights Act to ensure that every parent has a voice and every child can succeed.”

The Parents Bill of Rights Act outlines five core principles that would apply to every school nationwide that receives federal funding at the expense of American taxpayers.

Parents have the right –to know what their children are being taught, to be heard, to see the school budget and spending, to protect their child’s privacy, and to keep their children safe.

In addition to the overarching legislation, Feenstra also supported three amendments – that were approved – to the bill, including requiring parents to be given timely notice of any major cyberattack against their child’s school that may have compromised student or parent information, helping offer school choice to every child in the United States and ensuring that Title 1 dollars of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 be block granted to each state for the state to carry out educational activities, and requiring school districts to inform parents of plans to eliminate college credit courses, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and dual enrollment courses.



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