Parental Rights

Most Democrats Oppose Parents Choosing If Kids Should Learn LGBT Issues In Class
In April of 2022, a poll by Public Opinion Strategies found that 55% of Democratic voters supported Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ‘parental rights bill that banned teaching of sexual orientation and gender identity from kindergarten through third grade. Read More.
Growing list of conservative groups rally behind Speaker’s top priority
Parental advocacy groups show divides over legislation, but Paul Rennner's Office spotlighted growing support on the Right. Read More.
Florida Rep. Cory Mills signs onto legislation abolishing the Department of Education
Florida Republican members of Congress are signing their names behind an effort to abolish the U.S. Department of Education. Read More.
Gov. DeSantis says he still wants social media to allow parental consent for 14- and 15-year-olds
Gov. Ron DeSantis still hopes to see changes to a social media bill already passed by the Legislature. The legislation (HB 1) bars anyone under 16 from having a social media account on platforms with specified addictive features. Read More.
Florida Allows Parental Choice on School Amid Measles Outbreak
Amid a measles outbreak in Florida, heightened concerns over vaccine hesitancy have prompted state officials to reconsider policies regarding parental choice on school attendance, CNN reported. Read More.
Florida Senate panel approves bill requiring the teaching of Communism History in all public schools
The Florida Senate Education Appropriations Committee unanimously approved a revised bill that mandates teaching the history of communism in all public schools, beginning as early as kindergarten. Read More.
A bill has been introduced at the state capitol to require parents opt into sexual education classes for their children. The legislation would also prohibit certain things like gender identity from being taught in public schools. Read More.
Assistant principal says 8-year-olds should access books ‘referencing pornography and dirty magazines’
An assistant principal said Tuesday that 8-year-olds should be able to access books “referencing pornography and dirty magazines” during a hearing before a school board in Florida. Read More.
8 states restricted sex ed last year. More could join amid growing parents' rights activism
When Florida passed a 2022 bill prohibiting classroom discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity for children in kindergarten through third grade, it kicked off a trend. Read More.
Proposed NYC ‘trans’ and ‘queer’ charter school would encourage 9-year-olds to ‘explore their gender’: ‘Indoctrinating’
A proposed “trans” and “queer” issues Brooklyn charter school — which promises to let kids as young as nine “explore their gender” identity — is causing outrage from critics who are blasting it for “indoctrinating” children. Read More.
Florida education commissioner debunks claim schools need ‘permission slip’ for Black history
Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. fired back at outrage from a report that a Miami-Dade County school was sending out permission slips for students to be taught about African American and Black history. Read More.
Teacher training programs would have to stop instruction on systemic racism under this bill
A proposal to restrict curricula for teacher education programs is making its way through the Florida Senate. The proposal hearkens back to efforts to remove instruction on systemic racism, sexism, oppression, and privilege from public schools. Read More.
Kansas AG says schools can't hide trans kids’ gender identities from parents
While five states have laws mandating the outing of transgender students to their parents, Kansas is not among them. Read More.
Justices urged to decide abortion consent issue
An appeals court Thursday asked the Florida Supreme Court to take up a potentially far-reaching issue about minors who seek to have abortions without notifying and getting consent from parents or guardians. Read More.
Broward school district expands transgender athlete investigation
A personnel investigation related to a transgender athlete at Monarch High has been expanded to now include that student’s participation in middle school sports. Read More.

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