Owens Co-Sponsors Parents Bill of Rights

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04) joined House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23), Education and Labor Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (NC-05), Rep. Julia Letlow (LA-05), and Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Banks (IN-03) to roll out a Parents Bill of Rights to ensure parents have the influence and transparency they deserve.

Upon introduction, the members released the following statement:

“Earlier this month, Virginia parents delivered a political shockwave that was felt across the country. They sent a clear mandate that parents must have a seat at the table when it comes to their students’ education. This is the same sentiment from 8 in 10 parents polled nationally who want to have influence over what is taught in K-12 classrooms. House Republicans heard that message loud and clear.

“Our Parents Bill of Rights will protect parental involvement by reinforcing their right to be heard, their right to see curriculums, and their right to be updated on any violent activity that happens on their children’s campus. America’s parents should never be made to feel powerless – they should be empowered and protected when it comes to having an influence in their own children’s education. We are proud that we have an opportunity to stand with families and demonstrate through our policies and actions that the Republican Party is the Party of Parents and Education.”

The full text can be viewed here. One-page summary is available here.

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