Tri City Legislator Files Hard-Hitting “Parents Educational Rights” Bill
The proposed bill is not just over concerns about elements of the controversial CRT (critical race theory) programs seeping into some WA state school systems, but also over issues that have arisen in the last couple of years.
Rep Brad Klippert (8th District Republican) has introduced HB (house bill) 2087, called the "Parents Educational Rights" Bill.
BILL WOULD SET A SERIES OF REQUIREMENTS SHOWING EXACTLY WHAT'S BEING PROPOSED AND WHAT'S BEING TAUGHT IN CLASSROOMS
Rumblings about educational programs began to be heard a year or two ago especially after controversial changes were attempted with K-12 sexual ed programs. Now, there are concerns over CRT programs being tweaked and quietly slid into some school districts.
Klippert's bill includes the following mandates:
"... To know what their child is being taught in school including, but not limited to, curricula and instructional materials used within the curricula, and to have access to these materials for review either online or through an alternative method; To have information on who is teaching their child, including guest speakers and presenters who are not employed by the public school;"
There have been a lot of questions raised about some area districts having these off-site workshops and receiving training from outside entities on educational programs that most parents know nothing about until it shows up in the classroom.
His bill also requires:
"...To know the individuals, organizations, vendors, and other entities that have contracts with the school district or public school and are receiving public funding and to have access to this information for review online;"
His bill also would require Districts to make transparent any and all such programs, plans, activities, and other educational materials. It requires in some cases, parental input and approval prior to implementation. To read his bill, click on the button below. You can comment on this bill by clicking here.
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