Washington, D.C. - On March 24, 2023, Congresswoman Nancy Mace (SC-01) voted in favor of the Parental Bill of Rights Act. The legislation passed with bipartisan support and aims to protect the fundamental rights of parents to oversee the education and care of their children. The bill is built on five common-sense principles, including the right for parents to know what their children are being taught, to be heard, to see the school budget and spending, to protect their child's privacy, and to keep their children safe.
"As a mother with two school-aged children, parents know what is best for their kids," said Congresswoman Mace. "The Parental Bill of Rights Act will help safeguard this essential principle by affirming the right of parents to be involved in their children's education."
The bill provides legal protections for parents in cases where their parental rights may be threatened by government agencies or other organizations. It also aims to prevent state and local governments from interfering with parental decision-making and to provide parents with more information about their rights under the law.
"Parents have the right to be involved in every aspect of their children's lives, and this legislation will help ensure that they are not overruled or kept in the dark by bureaucrats or special interests," concluded Congresswoman Mace.