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Ways to Tell Schools You Have Had Enough--Parents' Rights in School

Parents are a child's first and often best teacher. They are always a partner in an education institution and by law are endowed with certain rights to protect their child and serve as a check and balance against the educational system to ensure every child every day is taken care of humanely and fairly.
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Ways to Tell Schools You Have Had Enough--Parents' Rights in School
  • Mary Page says:
    Denver parent bill of rights being explained from the legislative perspective on a news cast. This gives the perspective from the community good.
  • Mary Page says:
    Utah now has a parent's rights and the process of implementation may be seen in the state. It takes a while for school system to develop protocols and processes to implement law. It gives ideas to implement in your state.
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    examiner.com

    Texas Parent Bill of Rights: Part one

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    Mary Page says:
    3 articles on Parental Rights explained by me on a local Houston website on how it looks in a school system and what type of paperwork may develop for it.
  • Mary Page says:
    Texas Legislative Code Texas is far ahead of other states and has had a parental code of rights for many years. Its implementation is seen in the handbook in the process described when dealing with issues and also the many papers that are sent.
  • Mary Page says:
    Fact sheets, position papers, and legislation on parents rights gives the public a chance to decide which path to take as far as developing policies that are in the best interest of their children. Many powerful forces exist with agendas in state legislatures that are not about your child's best interest but theirs. Children have no voice in issues except what adults harp on. So harp. Texas is one of the few states with parents and teachers on high level state committees.
  • Mary Page says:
    Presently several organizations working on a Parental Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. Presently parent rights are in the state law system and is not consistent nationwide. Having an amendment puts it at the constitutional law level making it the law of the land rather than a state right. People move across state lines now and not all school systems are the same. Different curriculums exist for each state so gaps happen in a students education when you change school districts.
  • Mary Page says:
    All records of a child can be reviewed by parents. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal privacy law that gives parents certain protections with regard to their children's education records, such as report cards, transcripts, disciplinary records, contact and family information, and class schedules.
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    hslda.org

    Supreme Court Decisions

    15 minute read
    Mary Page says:
    The Supreme Court has upheld that PARENTS have the fundamental right to direct their child's education and here are the court cases to prove it. When parents understand their rights fully it keeps school systems from abusing children and makes parents a partner in education. With all the stress it is easy for teachers to see a student as a number instead of as a person. Parental involvement prevents that. When you have the students that are at risk that fail you are their advocate as a teacher.
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