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April 1, 2022 - 4:34pm

Jacobs signs on as co-sponsor of parental rights bill

posted by Press Release in Chris Jacobs, NY-27, news.

Press release:

Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27), a member of the Education and Labor Committee, released the following statement after participating in a roundtable yesterday on parents’ rights in their children’s classrooms.

“Yesterday we heard from two different organizations who have made it their mission to ensure parents are the primary stakeholders in their children’s education. Over the past couple of years, we have seen radical policies creep into our schools. Whether its critical race theory or the Biden administration’s attempts to villainize concerned parents, it has never been more important to ensure we are working in Congress to protect the right a parent has to be involved in their child’s education and to have full transparency into what is being taught in the classroom. I am proud to be a co-sponsor of the Parents Bill of Rights Act to federally codify these rights, and I will keep working tirelessly in Congress to support educational integrity in our schools.”

The Parents Bill of Rights Act codifies five basic rights parents have including participation, transparency, access to school budgets, access to officials, and protecting the privacy of their children. More information on this legislation can be found here.

david spaulding
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All those "Rights" that Chris is promoting are already there. We have them Chris. Raised a family with six children while living in three different States and in every State we had the Five Basic Rights... Much ado about nothing.

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David: both the R's and the D's have to have a boogeyman to terrify their base with.

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Dave, R's, D's, I's, L's, etc., etc. ... all political parties, all partisanship operates on the same premise: The path to electoral success is paved by exploiting the us. vs. them cognitive bias. Stoke fear. Stoke hatred. Feed feelings of superiority.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-our-brains-see-the-world-...

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Howard, granted that "all political parties..." It can't be denied, however, that the degree to which any individual party establishes differentiation by exploiting fear etc. is determined by the media's cooperation in disseminating partisan propaganda. It's safe to say that the two major parties have a decided advantage- if not lock on column inches. Third parties aren't even allowed to participate in debates (for the most part), nor do they have the budgets to compete for paid advertisements. If not for RT, most third party candidates wouldn't show up on record except for the ballot line. The field is hardly level. I'd even go so far to assert that the Greens and Libertarians devote more energy to asserting their respective platforms than bashing the competition (relatively speaking). The last election, campaigning relied on the Democrats and Republicans (Trumplicans) vying for the title, "who will screw things up less."

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CM, If there was a "heart" emoji, I would have used it

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