Parents rights, curriculum transparency bill under fire

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A bill establishing a parents bill of rights and requiring school districts to screen library books for offensive material came under sharp criticism Wednesday as lawmakers seek to give parents more of a voice over educational material.

Opponents lined up Wednesday to register their objections to a broad House bill that gives parents enumerated rights that are intended to ensure they can "direct the upbringing, education, care and mental health" of their children.

The bill, heard Wednesday in the House K-12 Budget Committee, would require local . . .


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