WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) voted today for the Parents Bill of Rights Act to ensure parents know exactly what their children are being taught in classroom, how schools are spending their resources, and which steps are being taken to protect students’ privacy and physical safety. The legislation, which passed by a 213-208 margin, also requires teachers to offer two in-person meetings with parents each year.
“The Parents Bill of Rights Act puts parents back in control of their children’s education,” said Bost. “For too long, liberals in government and on school boards have pushed parents aside when determining how taxpayer dollars are spent educating their sons and daughters. Gone are the days of parents being silenced or harassed for protesting woke indoctrination in the classroom. This commonsense legislation protects a parent’s right to be fully engaged in their child’s education; and that’s a big step in the right direction.”
The Parents Bill of Rights Act (H.R. 5) requires school districts to post curriculum and budget information publicly and to provide parents an opportunity to address concerns with teachers and school boards each year. It also ensures that students’ data won’t be sold to tech companies or for commercial purposes, and that parents will be notified of incidents of school violence.