N.C. bill broadens parents’ power over schools

It would make it easier to sue librarians, among many provisions.
The North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

North Carolina House Republicans caused a stir Wednesday when they unveiled legislation that would revamp state education policy to give parents more control over schools, as the party pushes the issue across the country.

The bill would, among other provisions, let parents sue over violating their “right to parent,” give school superintendents up to five right-to-parent violations before dismissal and alerting parents if their child identifies differently from their biological sex. It would also allow parents access to their child’s library records and make it easier to prosecute school and public librarians for disseminating materials harmful to minors.

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