Conservative House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has faced criticism from Republicans after accusing the Republican-sponsored Parents Bill of Rights of being “fascist.”
The bill aims to strengthen parents’ knowledge of and involvement in their children’s education, including their right to know what’s being taught in schools, see reading material, be heard, see school budgets and spending, protect their child’s privacy, and be updated on any violent activity at school.
Ocasio-Cortez’s accusations that the bill targets LGBT youth and censors racial content are unfounded and show a lack of understanding of the meaning of fascism.
The bill is not meant to harm any particular group but rather seeks to empower parents to make informed decisions about their child’s education.
Conservatives believe that parents should have a say in their children’s education and that they should be able to protect their child’s privacy.
The Parents Bill of Rights is a step in the right direction towards achieving these goals, and it should be defended against baseless accusations.
Similar legislation has been passed and signed into law by various Republican-led states, such as Florida, where Governor Ron DeSantis has signed and promoted multiple bills to battle CRT and DEI initiatives in the education system.
As conservatives, we should continue to support efforts to strengthen parental involvement in their children’s education and to protect individual rights.