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Can Parents Really Parent When Public Schools Cut Them Out?

June 8, 2023

Is my child going to be OK?

It’s one of the most basic, yet crucial questions a parent can ask, and for good reason. After all, parents have the primary responsibility for their children’s mental and physical health. But what are parents supposed to do when public schools, where kids spend almost seven hours each day, hide important information about their children’s wellbeing?

Unfortunately, it’s become increasingly common for schools across the country to cut parents out of important conversations and usurp their role. Schools are stonewalling parents who want basic information about what’s happening to their children. In many cases, those schools are pitting students against their own moms and dads.

This is hurting families—and it needs to stop.

Read the rest of the op-ed in the Epoch Times.

Adam Shelton is a Staff Attorney at the Goldwater Institute. He is the lead attorney representing Maine mom Amber Lavigne, who is suing the Great Salt Bay Community School Board for hiding her daughter’s gender transition.



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