A movement has begun for parents to be involved in their children’s education.
According to a Rasmussen Reports survey, 89 percent of voters, an American majority, believe it is important for public schools to inform parents about what is being taught to their children in classrooms.
Ninety-seven percent of Republicans said it was important to keep parents informed on the subject matter taught in schools, and 87 percent of Democrats agreed. Similarly, 84 percent of Democrats think parents should be involved in their children’s education. The report indicated support for leaders lawmakers that will keep parents informed about educational tools being used in schools, such as textbooks.
Sixty-nine percent of voters believe books containing sex acts and homosexual sex should not be permitted in public high school libraries. This percentage goes up to 79 percent for middle schools and 85 percent for elementary schools. Another finding is that 77 percent oppose public schools informing students how to use dating applications on social media.
A separate survey conducted by the Capitol Resource showed that the last two years of school board arguments had impacted political races, such as the outcome of the Glenn Youngkin-Terry McAuliffe gubernatorial campaign in Virginia in 2021.
The results of the surveys show that parental rights in education is a potent issue and will continue to influence elections.