Policy Pizza: The Importance of a Parents’ Bill of Rights in Education | Eastern North Carolina Now | In this first episode of Policy Pizza, education policy expert Terry Stoops joins us to discuss the greatness of western Pennsylvania pizza and the benefits of a Parents’ Bill of Rights in education.

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    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the John Locke Foundation. The author of this post is Greg de Deugd.

    In this first episode of Policy Pizza, education policy expert Terry Stoops joins us to discuss the greatness of western Pennsylvania pizza and the benefits of a Parents' Bill of Rights in education.

    The pandemic-era lockdowns exposed parents to how powerless they have become in their relationship with school districts. Indeed, many school boards and administrators have even disparaged parents and rebuffed them for questioning the methods and materials used in the classroom. So, a codified Bill of Rights would be an excellent way for parents to reassert their primacy in the upbringing and education of their children.

    Dr. Stoops details the main elements that would make for a successful parents' Bill of Rights. Those key elements are:

    1.) Choice

    First, choice means that parents should have the right to decide where and how their children are educated.

    2.) Autonomy

    Autonomy means that parents have the right to direct their child's physical, mental, and emotional health.

    3.) Transparency

    Transparency means that curricula, class materials, and textbooks should be available to parents for inspection at their convenience.

    4.) Accountability

    Accountability means that parents have a right to some recourse and have a means of holding school districts and administrators accountable for any violation of parents' rights.

    What can you do?

    At John Locke, concerned parents can sign the petition for a Parent's Bill of Rights. And Dr. Stoops recommends they contact their state lawmakers to express their support for this effort. You can find your representatives in the North Carolina House and Senate here: https://www.ncleg.gov/findyourlegislators

    Learn more about parental rights in education at Locke's Center for Effective Education.

   


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It has been far too many years since the Woke theology interlaced its canons within the fabric of the Indoctrination Realm, so it is nigh time to ask: Does this Representative Republic continue, as a functioning society of a self-governed people, by contending with the unusual, self absorbed dictates of the Woke, and their vast array of Victimhood scenarios?
  Yes, the Religion of Woke must continue; there are so many groups of underprivileged, underserved, a direct result of unrelenting Inequity; they deserve everything.
  No; the Woke fools must be toppled from their self-anointed pedestal; a functioning society of a good Constitutional people cannot withstand this level of "existential" favoritism as it exists now.
  I just observe; with this thoughtful observation: What will happen "when the Vikings are breeching our walls;" how do the Woke react?
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