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Parents’ Bill Of Rights Introduced

An eastern Idaho lawmaker has introduced a parents’ bill of rights that is intended to elevate families’ rights when it comes to their children’s education. Members of the House State Affairs Committee voted Tuesday to introduce House Bill 499, which was pushed by Rep. Janet Trujillo, R-Idaho Falls, pictured. The bill states “…parents have the right, obligation, responsibility and authority to participate in their children’s education and that the state’s role is secondary and supportive to the role of a parent.” Those include:

  • The right to direct the education of a child.
  • The right to access and review all of the child’s records.
  • The right to direct the moral and religious training of a child.
  • The right to make healthcare decisions for a child.
  • The right to consent in writing before a biometric scan is made of a child. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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