Today, First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Reps. Virginia Foxx and Bobby Scott — the Chair and Ranking Member of the House Education and Workforce Committee — and Rep. Julia Letlow, the author of H.R. 5, the Parents Bill of Rights Act to express our opposition to the bill because we do not believe it strikes the right balance between the duties of schools, the rights and responsibilities of parents, and the oft-ignored but important rights of children.

Excerpt from the letter:

First, let’s be clear: Parents are fundamental to the upbringing of children and absolutely should be engaged and involved in the education of their children. In fact, children have better outcomes when their parents are involved. As a parent of four children myself, I have engaged with my children’s schools by voting in school board elections, attending all parent-teacher conferences, volunteering in my children’s classrooms, scheduling time to meet with teachers and administrators when important issues arise, serving on the PTAs at my children’s schools, serving on athletic booster clubs, and volunteering as an assistant boys and girls basketball coach for two county schools.

Read the full letter here.