Everyone seems to have personal rights today, everyone that is except parents.
United States Supreme Court
Ruled five times in favor of parental rights, overturning state control of children. Oregon has violated these rulings by passing laws superseding those rights.
“The child is not the mere creature of the state... the state of Oregon, by forcing parents to place their children in public school] unreasonably interfere[d] with the liberty of parents and guardians to direct the upbringing of their children under their control.”
-Pierce v. Society of Sisters
Federal Law Protects Parents’ Right to Review Curriculum
Under a federal law called USC 20 1232(h), parents have a right to see ALL instructional materials, regardless of format or context.https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/20/1232h
Send to the school your request by email with "REQUEST TO VIEW CURRICULUM PER USC 20 1232(h)" in the SUBJECT field. Include in the body of the email the following:
School districts routinely hide curriculum in teacher's manuals, which instruct teachers to write it on an erasable surface. They may cite "copyright" or claim that they have no written curriculum. Remind them, federal law applies to ALL curriculum, regardless of format or context. If they claim no hard copy available, ask to attend the class in person.
The best option is to OPT-OUT. Search our website for: OPT-OUT forms for curriculum, health care, counseling, and surveys.
Include with any OPT-OUT Form submitted instructions:
Be respectful, but firm, and relentless. This may take repeated reminders.