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House Republicans pass Parents Bill of Rights Act

The House passed the Parents Bill of Rights. Associated Press/Photo by Jacquelyn Martin

House Republicans pass Parents Bill of Rights Act

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed the Parents Bill of Rights Act by a slim Republican majority. The bill aims to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to require schools to make all curricula publicly available. The bill would also require public elementary and middle schools to obtain parental consent before calling a child by a different name or pronoun. Similar bills have been introduced in state legislatures across the country—notably, Florida.

What else is needed to pass the legislation? The bill will move on to the Senate where Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the measure would fail. Opponents of the bill say it will put too many requirements on school systems and teachers. 

Dig deeper: Read Steve West’s report in WORLD Magazine about the battle between teachers and parents over who has authority over children.

Lauren Canterberry

Lauren Canterberry is a reporter for WORLD. She graduated from the World Journalism Institute and the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism, both in 2017. She worked as a local reporter in Texas and now lives in Georgia with her husband.

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