Texas Gov. Introduces ‘Parental Bill of Rights’
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) unveiled plans for a new “Parental Bill of Rights,” giving parents more control over their children’s education.
The bill would amend the Lone Star State’s constitution to “reinforce that parents are the primary decision makers in all matters involving their children.”
“When it comes to the classroom, Texas parents should have every right to know what their children are being taught,” Abbott said.
“Under my plan, we will expand parents’ access to course curriculum, and all material that is available in schools. Also, we will ensure that if a parent has a concern about curriculum or policies, that those concerns are heard quickly and respectfully.”
Abbott said that a main tenet of his Parental Bill of Rights is to protect children while they’re in school, which includes protecting them from content deemed inappropriate for the classroom.
“Under this plan, Texas will also ensure that any educational personnel convicted of providing minors with pornographic materials will lose all their educational credentials and state licensing, plus forfeit their retirement benefits and be placed on the do not hire list,” he said.