Difference between revisions of "Parental rights"
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Parental rights is a conservative concept referring to the rights of parents to control the education and upbringing of their children.
The issue of parental rights arises most often when public schools indoctrinate students with ideas against the wishes of parents, as in the case of:
- sex education
- same-sex marriage
- nosy, privacy-invading questionnaires
- global warming
Parents, as taxpayers paying for the education, would seemingly have the right to object to offensive indoctrination. But increasingly public schools and courts insist that parents have little or no rights over what public schools teach their children.