By a vote of 213-208, the US House of Representatives passed the Parents’ Bill of Rights. Rep. Julia Letlow (R-La), sponsor of the bill, enumerated “the five pillars of my bill are (1) the right to know what’s being taught in schools and to see reading material; (2) the right to be heard; (3) the right to see school budgets and spending; (4) the right to protect their child’s privacy; and (5) the right to be updated on any violent activity at school.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) denounced the bill, calling it “fascism of the worst sort. This is the exact same thing that Hitler did in Nazi Germany. Children need to be freed from the dictatorship of their parents so they can be hear the uplifting progressive doctrines their teachers are trying to communicate to them. The evil notions of individualism that parents try to foist on their innocent children must be replaced by the socialist ideals that President Biden and the Democratic Party are struggling to infuse into our country’s youth. Parents’ rights end when they decide to send their kids to public school. I urge every Democrat to vote no.”
No Democrat voted for the bill. But a Wall Street Journal poll found that 78% of parents doubt that their children will be better off in the America Joe Biden envisions.