RNC Approves Resolution Addressing Parental Rights Regarding Sex Ed

The Republican National Committee at their Summer Meeting in Austin, TX passed a resolution that protects students from potentially unsuitable content by supporting a parent’s right to grant prior written consent for sex education.

Cynthia Dunbar, Republican National Committeewoman for Virginia, introduced a resolution to protect public school children by requiring parental notification and approval for all human sexuality instruction, and that student participation requires parents to opt their student in instead of having to opt their student out.

Liberty Counsel which announced the RNC’s passage of the resolution in a press release wrote:

Many state laws and local school policies usually require that schools notify parents that their children will be taught human sexuality and provide access to review the materials. Then parents have the opportunity to notify the school that their child is to be exempt from the instruction and needs to be given an alternative.

However, these policies have been manipulated in many cases as districts do not always provide a complete description of the materials, make access difficult, and include the “opt out” forms with the flood of other permission slips and forms that parents have to fill out at the beginning of the school year. As a result, parents do not have effective notice of what their children will be exposed to or chance to opt them out.  The “opt out” laws are also usually limited to “human sexuality instruction” or “sex ed” and do not cover other subjects in which the materials would be offered.

Our readers probably have differing opinions about whether schools should provide sex education, and what should be covered if they do. I hope we have a consensus, however, that parents should have the final say and they should have a full notification of what the class entails and what materials are used.

Read the resolution below:

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3 thoughts on “RNC Approves Resolution Addressing Parental Rights Regarding Sex Ed

  1. I certainly don’t need to tell you these resolutions mean nothing. Remember, they also opposed Common Core by resolution, but no state, even Republican run, has been able to repeal it

  2. Does anyone else find it strange that the California Department of Education has a Foundation- these are the initiatives that foundation backed: Common Core – Healthy Youth Act – California Labor Management Initiative. This is really a back door way for for profit companies and political activists groups to pay for access to students (data mining) and to use the public education system to promote political agendas- like allowing Planned Parenthood to write health curriculum that does not allow parents to OPT OUT

    See https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/he/cf/hefwcfccmembers.asp

    Amy Streavel

    Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties

    Director Community Education and Outreach

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