Taking the Parental Rights Movement to Congress

January 26, 2023

Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) has filed a bill that would defund K-12 schools that teach a dishonest history of America’s founding and concepts surrounding systemic racism. This legislation would take the parental rights movement, which has been largely state and school board focuses and advance it in the federal government. Federal legislature could ensure that states like Washington and California, where education officials continue to tread on parental rights, understand the risks of continuing the course.

The legislation identifies several such "race-based theories," including teaching that "any race is inherently superior or inferior to any other race, color, or national origin"; "the United States is a fundamentally racist country"; or that "the Declaration of Independence or Constitution of the United States are fundamentally racist documents."

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