Bills promoting curriculum transparency and parental rights over their children’s education to have Public Hearings

STATE HOUSE– Falling Maine test scores and increased parental concerns about what their children are learning, or not learning, has led to a number of bills promoting transparency and the rights of parents to have control over their children’s education. These bill will have a Public Hearing before the Education Committee tomorrow.

What:  Public Hearings on curriculum transparency and parental control over their children’s education

  • LD 1129, HP0714An Act to Enact the Curriculum Transparency Act – Rep. Heidi Sampson of Alfred
  • LD 1196, HP0756An Act to Require Public Schools to Allow Parents and Guardians to Opt Out Their Children with Respect to Portions of the Curriculum – Rep. Nathan Carlow of Buxton
  • LD 1199, HP0759An Act to Provide Transparency in Public School Curricula – Rep. Rachel Henderson of Rumford
  • LD 1518, HP0973An Act Regarding the Rights of Parents to Withdraw Their Children from Public School Classes or Activities That Include Certain Controversial Viewpoints – Rep. Jim Thorne of Carmel
  • LD 1589, HP1034Resolve, Directing the Department of Education to Adopt Rules Prohibiting Teachers in Public Schools from Engaging in Political, Ideological and Religious Advocacy in the Classroom – Rep. Katrina Smith of Palermo
  • LD 1643, HP1053An Act Regarding Instructional Materials, Surveys, Analyses, Evaluations and Events at Public Schools – Rep. Heidi Sampson of Alfred
  • LD 1800, SP0725An Act Regarding Parental Rights in Education – Sen. Lisa Keim of Oxford

Where: Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs, Cross Building, Room 208

When: Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 1:00 PM


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