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Education Secretary Miguel Cardona would not say parents are ‘primary’ stakeholders in children’s education

U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona declined to say at a congressional hearing that parents are “primary” partners in their children’s education.

Towards the end of his Sept. 30 hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, Cardona was asked by Sen. Mike Brown (R-Ind.) What he thought of parents who wanted to be more involved. The education of their children after the first academic year in the epidemic.

“Do you think parents should be responsible for their child’s education as a primary stakeholder?” Brown asked.

“I believe parents are important partners,” Cardona replied. “But I also believe that educators have a role to play in determining educational programming.”

“I think I’m going to focus a little bit on what you get across all the elements of education,” said an incomplete Brown, “since they pay the bills, so they raise the kids, they probably have to be the primary spokespersons for a better education for their own kids.

Brown called on Cardona to retract an earlier remark that parents were opposed to masked orders and critical racism, “a proxy for going crazy that their people didn’t win.” The remarks were made in a story about Business Insider Cardona’s recent Indiana trip, where a school board meeting was disrupted by community members protesting against the school district’s mask policy.

“I was a little annoyed, and I want to see if you really meant the comment,” Brown said. “Is that something you want to take back?”

“I know our school board meetings across the country are a little intense,” Cardona replied without directly mentioning Brown’s statement. “The school board is committed to bringing students back to school and providing them with a safe learning environment.”

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“What about the statement? Do you want to take it back and not politicize something where I think it’s an honest, sincere opinion across the country?”

A similar exchange took place earlier this week between Terry McAuliffe, a former Democratic governor of Virginia, and his Republican rival, Glenn Yankin. In 2016, McAuliffe vetoed what was known as the “Favorite” Bill, a move that would make Virginia the first state to warn parents about sexually explicit content in school textbooks and prevent parents from reading to their children. Gives.

“You vetoed the bill that would let parents know they were there,” Yankin told McAuliffe. “You believe that school systems should tell children what to do. I believe parents should be responsible for educating their children.

In response, McAuliffe said that if the 2016 bill is passed, parents will have the power to remove books from the library shelves.

“It wasn’t that parents had the right to veto books … they would take them off the shelves,” he said. “I don’t want parents to come to school and actually take out the books and make their own decisions.”

“I’ve stopped the bill and I don’t think parents should tell schools what they should be taught,” McAuliffe added.



This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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