FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2022
Contact: Laura Macklem
NC VALUES COALITION RELEASES STATEMENT REGARDING NC PARENTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS HB 755
Executive Director of North Carolina Values Coalition Tami Fitzgerald made a statement today regarding the Parental Bill of Rights HB 755:
“North Carolina Values Coalition wholeheartedly supports HB 775, the Parents’ Bill of Rights. With the pandemic, parents had the opportunity to see what was actually being taught and have voiced their desire for continued access to classroom curriculum and materials. This legislation strengthens the relationship between schools and parents so both can have improved communication, and can work together for the students’ best interest. Transparency should not be a controversial issue, and parents indeed have the right to know what their children are being taught. Parents have a right to direct the education and upbringing of their children, yet many schools view them as obstacles.
“Young children should not be taught sex in schools. Instead, that right belongs to parents. According to a survey by McLaughlin and Associates and Summit.org, three-fourths of Americans agree – teaching sexual based curriculum in elementary schools is inappropriate and this legislation reflects that opinion.
“Our organization first raised awareness about the pressing issue of parental rights when we worked with legislators in 2017 to come up with a solution resulting in the Parents’ Right to Know Bill. The ongoing problem of inappropriate instruction in classrooms across the state has resulted in an uprising by parents to regain their parental rights. We are grateful to the Senate for bringing this bill to the forefront.”
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