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Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita rolled out the “Parents Bill of Rights” Wednesday, which aims to give Hoosier parents the ability to exercise their right to have a voice in their children’s education.

Read The Legislation: Parents Bill Of Rights

“Education policy and curriculum should reflect the values of Indiana families while meeting the mandatory requirements set forth in law,” Rokita said in unveiling the legislation. “The single most effective way to ensure school accountability is for parents to engage in their children’s education. The Parents Bill of Rights empowers them to do just that.”

The Parents Bill of Rights outlines the following rights that Hoosier parents and caregivers are entitled to exercise:

  • To question and address your child’s school officials and school board members at publicly designated meetings with proper notice of the meetings provided
  • To question and review the curriculum taught in your child’s school by questioning local school boards and school administrators
  • To expect that the academic curriculum taught in your child’s school aligns with Indiana and federal law
  • To participate in the selection and approval of academic standards for the State of Indiana
  • To obtain educational materials and curriculum taught to your child in the classroom
  • To run as a candidate for your local school board

Attorney General Rokita joined the Hammer and Nigel Show Wednesday afternoon to discuss the legislation. Click below to listen.