How much say parents should have over the education of their children was a decisive factor in contested elections across the nation in November.
In the most-watched political race, Democratic Virginia Governor McAuliffe, who had announced earlier this year “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach,” was defeated by pro-life and pro-family Republican Glenn Youngkin.
Virginia has been an epicenter of the battle over parental pushback on LGBTQ and CRT indoctrination efforts in public schools, including a local school board attempt to cover up that a female student was sexually assaulted by a “gender fluid” male student wearing a skirt in the school bathroom.
The election also came after the National School Boards Association labeled concerned parents as domestic terrorists and the Biden Administration tasked the FBI to begin investigating them.
Nearly one-quarter of voters indicated that the education issue most motivated their vote.
Polls revealed that a majority of voters think parents should have “a lot” of say in what their child’s school teaches, with 97 percent agreeing they should have some say.
Parents are ultimately responsible for their child’s education and parents do not surrender their rights over what is being taught at public schools. November’s election showed that parents are taking their responsibility seriously and standing up for the wellbeing of their children.
Here in Kentucky, the 2022 General Assembly will have the opportunity to take bold action to further protect parental rights, stop the spread of divisive LGBTQ and CRT ideologies in our schools, and protect our students with commonsense legislation like the Save Girls’ Sports Act.
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