Forced remote learning during the pandemic exposed how extensively far-Left teachers unions and Democrat politicians are ignoring and indoctrinating our children.
As mother Neeley McAllister said, “parents in Fairfax County and in school districts across the country had a front row seat to what their kids were learning in school. And in most cases, we were dismayed and appalled at the adult subject matter that was not only on the bookshelves of taxpayer-funded libraries, but also being forced upon them in the classroom.”
McAllister is not alone in her concerns.
The increasingly prominent role of woke curriculum in the classroom is undoing decades of educational progress, as national test scores in basic skills such as math and reading plummet.
This past year, data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the nation’s report card, show that student test scores nationwide suffered their worst decline in history.
- Only 33 percent of 4th graders and 31 percent of 8th graders are proficient in reading
- Only 36 percent of 4th graders and 26 percent of 8th graders are proficient in math
Our children’s future is too important to let students go without the quality education system they need to succeed in the 21st century.
Unlike Democrats and their special-interest allies in the teachers unions, House Republicans want all children to receive a quality education, which would empower them to become self-reliant individuals, make better choices in life, and contribute to society. And as we know, a good education starts with parents’ involvement.
That is why, with our Parents Bill of Rights, Republicans strive to guarantee the right of parents to be heard and know what’s being taught and how their tax dollars are being spent.
More power for parents. More options for students. A better education for everyone. That is what Republicans are fighting for.
Ps. Earlier this week, we told you how Bidenomics is making you spend more than ever to buy back-to-school basics and how trust in public schools has fallen. Check out these blogs to see how House Republicans are working to lower costs and put parents first.