Sadly, political power-seekers have turned the public schools into battlegrounds. Special-interest groups do their best to convince parents that their local schools are trampling on their rights and the rights of their children.

Parents and students do have specific legal rights in regard to the use of public schools in all states. Here they are:

 

—Source:  greatschools.org.

That’s it.

Nothing there about banning books or forbidding discussion of certain topics or opting out of school policies designed to safeguard the health of children and staff.

The ultimate parental right

Parents who do not approve of the public school curriculum have the option to homeschool or to send their children to a private school.

Parents who do not approve of a school’s measures to protect children against contagious disease by requiring vaccinations or masking have the option to homeschool or send their children to a private school.

US public education exists to serve the public—the entire public, not segments of it.

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