CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp released the following statement after the Florida legislature passed the Parental Rights in Education bill:
“Parents must have a voice in their children’s education. That became crystal clear in the Virginia gubernatorial race when mothers and fathers rose up against the socialist left that tried to kick parents out of education decisions.
“This week Florida lawmakers listened to that message by ensuring that school bureaucracies could not indoctrinate young students with their liberal talking points. The Parental Rights in Education bill ensures that parents, rather than government employees, have the lead in educating children from kindergarten through third grade about sexual orientation and gender identity. These conversations, with children at such a young age, should be handled by parents at home instead of by non-family members with their own personal opinions.
“For years, the socialist democrats have been pushing hard to indoctrinate children with Critical Race Theory. Now they want to push their ultra-radical misinformed policies of sex and gender on children during their most vulnerable and influential period of their lives.
“The Florida legislature has stepped up to protect students. Instead of being force fed the left’s points on gender and sex, young students in Florida can focus on learning how to read and write.”