Indiana AG releases ‘Parents Bill of Rights’ to counter influences like critical race theory

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Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita is releasing a new “parents bill of rights” designed as a “roadmap” for parents to monitor school curricula and block influences like critical race theory (CRT).

“Education policy and curriculum should reflect the values of Indiana families while meeting the mandatory requirements set forth in law,” Rokita said in a statement provided to Fox News. “The single, most effective way to ensure school accountability is for parents to engage in their children’s education. The Parents Bill of Rights empowers them to do just that.” 

Rokita’s office said that the list of rights, released on Wednesday,

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Residents Protest Critical Race Theory, Transgender Policy at Virginia School Board Meeting

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Residents protest at a Loudon County, Va., school board meeting, June 22, 2021. (Gabriella Border/via Twitter)

Police declared an unlawful assembly at a Loudoun County, Va., School Board meeting Tuesday after residents clashed regarding the district’s proposed policies on transgender students.

The proposal in question, known as policy proposal 8040, would require teachers to use a child’s preferred gender pronouns. The board closed public comments at its meeting on Tuesday night after multiple interruptions by residents in the crowd.

After several speakers voiced support for the proposal, a woman who said she was the mother of a transgender student was

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School Board Meeting Cut Short, Parent Arrested after Fiery Speech on CRT, Transgender Policy

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Police declared an unlawful assembly at a Loudoun County, Va., School Board meeting Tuesday after residents clashed regarding the district’s proposed policies on transgender students.

The proposal in question, known as policy proposal 8040, would require teachers to use a child’s preferred gender pronouns. The board closed public comments at its meeting on Tuesday night after multiple interruptions by residents in the crowd.

After several speakers voiced support for the proposal, a woman who said she was the mother of a transgender student was booed after saying “hate” was “dripping from the followers of Jesus in this room.” The

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Parent Playbook raises $1 million

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Parent Playbook, a South Jordan-based parenting app startup, announced today it has raised a $1 million pre-seed investment from John Richards of Startup Ignition along with other angel investors. 

The pre-seed round was oversubscribed. “80 percent of the people we pitched made the commitment to invest,” says CEO and cofounder, Phil Anderson. “With this round, we’re exactly where we need to be for the product build stage we are in now.”

Anderson expects to close the next round within the next 12 to 15 months.

The company plans to use 80 percent of this pre-seed round for salary and the

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Am I *that* (angry) sports parent?

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“Someone’s got to say something to him!”

The sidelines were filled with parents and grandparents watching a preschool soccer game — the last one of the season. And none of us, we could agree, had witnessed anything like this. 

For the sake of this story, we’ll call the two teams on the field the Apples and the Oranges.

The coach on the opposing team (the Apples) repeatedly blocked the players on the Oranges — from scoring. At one point, one of the Oranges was dribbling down the field, headed straight for the goal. 
 
“She’s going to score,” yelled a parent. 

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