McCarthy Introduces Parents’ Bill Of Rights Bill In House

  • House Republicans reintroduced a parental rights in education bill that nods to culture war issues in schools that have fueled enthusiasm on the right over the last few years.
  • Designated by Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as H.R. 5 in this Congress, the Parents’ Bill of Rights legislation would require school districts to post curriculum publicly, offer in-person meetings with parents and notify parents of any instances of violence or assault at the school, among other measures.
  • The legislation was first introduced in November 2021 as education became a hot-button culture wars issue fueled by protests at school board meetings over COVID-19 restrictions, curriculum and books concerning gender and sexuality, and diversity and inclusion measures.
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