It’s time to get your children out of public school systems. According to this headline, “Missouri Votes Against Parental Rights In Schools“, from go2tutors.com, published on Tuesday, May 10th, you have no parental rights as to what your children are taught.
Missouri House representatives voted down a measure that would have added a constitutional amendment regarding parental rights. This move would have regulated the state’s public education system, restricting how teachers educate students on controversial topics like race and racial issues. It was voted down by a republican-led house, shocking many Missouri parents.
The constitutional amendment was proposed to combat divisive classroom teachings like Critical Race Theory (CRT) or Culturally Responsive Training. The main focus was to prevent educators from treating students differently based on their identity, or instilling lessons that teach students that they are responsible for their ancestor’s actions. Those in favor of this legislation hoped that it would prevent teachers from bringing their personal politics into the classroom and scare districts away from practices that use race-based philosophy to treat students differently based on their heritage. Those who opposed this measure noted that parents have the option to enroll their children in the schools of their choosing or homeschool if they find that the public system goes against their beliefs.
Thomas Robb, the National Director of the Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan, centrally based in Harrison, Arkansas, was quoted as saying, “This should alarm every parent in America. Not only are you losing your freedoms protected by the Constitution on a daily basis, but now you are losing rights to your own children. Parents need to attend their local school board meetings, and stand against the promotion of CRT, and the homosexual agenda that’s being forced on today’s children in public schools. Even if you’re not a parent, you pay school taxes, and you need to get involved as well. America’s children need you to fight for them!”.