Category: Parental Rights/ Parenting

Arizona Points the Way to Greater Education Freedom, Governor Says

It’s vitally important for America that states up their game in public education, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said during an appearance on “The Kevin Roberts Show.”

In an interview on Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts’ podcast, the two-term Republican governor began a discussion of education policy and school choice in Arizona by acknowledging the problems faced by the nation in K-12 schools. (The Daily Signal is Heritage’s multimedia news organization.)

To set an example, Ducey said, he aimed to put Arizona at the forefront of innovation by giving parents more choices in their children’s education.

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Senator Introduces Bill Promoting ‘Parental Rights’ in Education

Sen. Scott introduced the Parental Rights Over the Education and Care of Their Kids Act (Protect Act) on September 20, 2022.

According to a press release, the bill would protect parents’ rights by ensuring schools cannot conceal information about their student’s “gender identity.” The act would prevent federal funds from going to any elementary or middle school that permits students to “change their pronouns, gender markers, or sex-based accommodations (including locker rooms and bathrooms) without the consent of their parents.”

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Air Force Academy Goes Woke: Don’t Say ‘Mom and Dad’

If the Air Force Academy has its way, its 4,000 cadets won’t be calling home to talk to “mom and dad,” but rather to their “parents,” “caregivers,” and “guardians.” The Academy’s “Diversity and Inclusion” (D&I) training, according to an expose by Fox News Digital, instructs cadets how to speak correctly in the military’s new era of wokeism.

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Conservative policies have driven child poverty declines

Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data revealing no change in the official child poverty rate from 2020 to 2021. However, when using the supplemental poverty measure, which accounts for most government benefits, child poverty decreased by almost half. This has caused many media outlets and researchers to champion pandemic-related expansions to safety net programs, most of which were not conditioned on employment. What this narrative ignores, however, is that long-term declines in child poverty were mostly driven by increased employment among low-income families largely due to conservative-led policy changes in the 1990s — underscoring the importance of a safety net that supports work, rather than discourages it.

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More Anxiety, Fewer Children: Mental Health and Fertility in America

Families in America are among the richest in the world, with more resources to finance consumption of goods, services, and life experiences than almost anywhere else. Yet American women still have about 0.5 to 0.8 fewer children, on average, than they say they would like to have. Why is this?

One reason that does not get enough attention is that millions of Americans wake up every day feeling mentally and emotionally paralyzed, unable to take actions they believe would improve their lives, because they struggle with anxiety, depression, or other mental illnesses.

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School Districts Are ‘Sabotaging Parent-Child Relationships.’ Sen. Tim Scott’s New Bill Fights Back

One Republican lawmaker has introduced a measure to protect parental rights, which he warned are under attack by public schools teaching gender ideology without parents’ knowledge or consent.
This Tuesday, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., introduced the Parental Rights Over the Education and Care of Their (PROTECT) Kids Act. If passed, the bill would require that government-funded elementary and middle schools tell parents before changing “a minor child’s gender markers, pronouns, or preferred name” and before allowing a child to change “sex-based accommodations.”

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California “Transgender Refuge” Bill Usurps Parental Rights and Endangers Children

If Governor Newsom signs California’s transgender youth “refuge” bill into law, it will be one of the most explicit and radical assaults on parental rights that our nation has ever seen. While debates about how best to care for children with gender dysphoria are ongoing, one thing is clear: encouraging troubled children to run away from home and dividing them from their parents is certain to inflict great harm.

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WPATH Explains Why They Removed Minimum Age Guidelines For Children to Access Transgender Medical Treatments: So Doctors Won’t Get Sued

“We were thinking, and it was scary for me, about the potential uses of the chapter for legal and insurance contexts,” said Amy Tishelman, who introduced herself as the lead author of the Child chapter in WPATH’s new guidelines. “What we didn’t want to do was create a chapter that would make it more likely that practitioners would be sued because they weren’t following exactly what we said.”

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California university linked to Disney offers students $25K to make pro-abortion rights films

A division of the University of Southern California that counts Walt Disney Studios and other major film production companies among its partners has announced a $25,000 grant program for student film projects promoting abortion rights. Entertainment has a unique ability to reach viewers and provide that education. The goal is to illuminate how many opportunities there are to use storytelling as a tool to expand the conversation and create substantial attitude and policy change. With Roe v. Wade overturned and birth control, LGBQT+ and other rights threatened, this new Annenberg Inclusion Initiative research project will provide an invaluable tool to ensure audiences are reached with medically and legislatively accurate storytelling about these issues.

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