Kiggans Votes to Empower Parents, Children in the Classroom
WASHINGTON, DC: Today, Congresswoman Jen Kiggans (VA-02) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5, the Parents Bill of Rights Act. This legislation reaffirms a parent’s right to have a say in their children’s education by ensuring they know what their children are being taught, are heard in the classroom, can see the school budget and spending, are able to protect their child’s privacy, and can keep their children safe.
“Every parent has a right to be involved in their children’s education,” said Congresswoman Kiggans. “Being a mother is the most important job I’ve ever had, and many of the trends that we’ve witnessed over the past few years surrounding education are deeply troubling to me. Thankfully, Virginia parents have stood up and sent a clear message: we will not be excluded from the classroom.”
“Over the past two years, Governor Youngkin’s transformational education agenda has led to commonsense curriculums that prioritize students’ success over political ideologies,” continued Congresswoman Kiggans. “Every parent deserves the comfort of knowing that their children are receiving a fulfilling and constructive education that empowers them to succeed rather than being told what to think. I’m proud that I am building upon the progress we’ve seen in Virginia here in Congress. I will continue fighting to deliver more wins for parents and children in our Commonwealth.”
You can read the text of the Parents Bill of Rights Act here.