Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) is taking steps to ensure parents are forced out of their child’s education. Abbott is proposing a “Parental Bill of Rights” that will amend the Texas Constitution.
“No government program can replace the role that parents play in the education of their children,” Abbott said, according to the Washington Examiner. “Our focal point is to ensure that parents are put at the forefront, both of education of their children as well as the decision-making for their child’s healthcare.”
“Under the Parental Bill of Rights, we will amend the Texas Constitution to make clear that parents are the primary decision-makers in all manners involving their children,” Abbott said.
Bill Bennett, the former U.S. Secretary of Education, said in remarks delivered virtually that “Not every teacher is a parent, but every parent is a teacher. We know that the parent’s influence on the child is the greatest influence of any adult. … We need to restore the priority of the parent to the classroom and to the child’s education which is what you are doing.”
Abbott shared his message on Twitter:
“Parents. Matter. Under my Parental Bill of Rights, we will amend the Texas Constitution to reinforce that parents are the main decision makers in all matters involving their children.”