What are they teaching children?



Julie Gunlock, Independent Women’s Voice

Parents should be able to access the materials and curriculum used to teach their children.

It’s a simple enough concept, but unfortunately, in too many school districts and for too many parents across America, this basic transparency does not exist. 
Protect parents’ right to know: sign the petition.

While some states explicitly grant parents the right to review classroom content as a matter of law, in practice, bureaucratic barriers prevent parents from easily accessing materials. 

Parents sometimes have to take the time to travel to distant storage facilities, during specified work hours, or deal with rules that thwart review unless a child is already enrolled in a particular school, which isn’t much help when families are making enrollment decisions.

And now that many schools are opening virtually with online-only learning programs, some schools are requiring parents to sign forms agreeing not to monitor their child’s online classroom sessions.

That’s the sort of thing that is making so many parents very nervous.

During one of my children’s public school orientation meetings, this is what I saw:

They want to keep from parents the radical political indoctrination of our nation’s children.

At a time when the country is deeply divided and schools force left-wing ideology on kids, parents have the right to know if the education their children are receiving—paid for with their tax dollars—is in line with their values at home.

Parents shouldn’t have to jump through hoops just to find out what lessons, textbooks, and materials their child will be using at school—and they shouldn’t be required to sign forms requiring them to shut their ears off to political advocacy.

Everything students learn should be easily and transparently accessible to parents. 
Speak up: sign the Parents’ Right to Know petition today.

Julie Gunlock is a Senior Policy Analyst at Independent Women’s Voice.

The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Citizens Journal

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William Hicks
William Hicks
1 month ago

INDIVISIBLE has a strangle hold on decisions at CVUSD and parents are the last people to know what is being taught in public education.