by Gregory Thayer
Regarding the non-educational, social justice stuff happening in local schools: it is time we stand-up against this marxist ideology and say no, and give the rights of our children back to their parents or guardians, and force the schoolboards to teach our children the Three R’s, truthful history, correct mathematics and sciences, and arts, theatre and music curriculum. This is the time in our children’s lives that is most impressionable, and it is their foundation for the future.
Parents have the right to direct the education and care of his or her child, to direct the upbringing and moral or religious training of his or her child, and to make health care decisions for his or her child. Parents are their child(ren)’s first and most constant and absolute teacher, and their unequivocal protector in this world.
“Vermonters for Vermont” recognizes this fact and honor that thinking. We put together a “Parent’s Rights in Education” resolution that is going before Schoolboards across our great State. This resolution, modeled after some language from other State’s resolutions around the country and is worked to fit Vermonters.
During the spring and summer of 2021, V4V Initiative hosted many Townhalls on Critical Race Theory (CRT) – Equity around the State with various professional speakers on the topic, and parents and students from various schools districts in communities that we hosted these Townhalls. We listened to many people’s assessments and first-hand experiences of their local schoolboards, schools, and Superintendents and we are not impressed with their teachings to our children.
V4V also organized various forums on “Americanism & Marxism” Symposium around Vermont. The things we learned are very concerning and eyeopening to the “everyday” Vermonter! These social justice teachings in our schools were a major point of my platform in my recent run for Vermont LT. Governor in the summer/fall 2022.
Please see the attached resolution; “Parent’s Rights in Education” that “We The People” must work together to present to our local and District Schoolboards today. We have training platforms to assist you in the process to advocate for the children in your public schoolboard meeting. Contact us today at: V4V2018@aol.com.
PARENT’S RIGHTS in EDUCATION Resolution.
A Resolution in Support of the Rights of Parents to Direct Their Children’s Education
WHEREAS, parents have a fundamental rights to oversee the upbringing and education of their children;
WHEREAS, these rights are well established in the constitutions and laws of the United States and of the State of Vermont;
WHEREAS, parents shall maintain direction and authority over all decisions impacting the health, healthcare, and well-being of their children; to ensure the best interests of their child;
WHEREAS, all academic success begins by embracing parents as the foremost guardians of the best interests of their own children, both at home and at school;
WHEREAS, academic focus shall be developed in partnership with parents and community members and shall avoid slanted bias, political opinion or indoctrination;
WHEREAS, the US Supreme Court has held that the State’s interest in universal education is not totally free from a balancing process when it impinges on other fundamental rights, such as those specifically protected by the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment and the traditional interest of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The School Board affirms our commitment to the fundamental rights of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children, including the right to play a central role in what their children are learning, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The School Board, administration and employees will uphold the traditional partnership between teachers, students and parents in light of the parents primary role in the upbringing and academic success of those children, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The School Board, shall respect a parent’s right to see and evaluate all educational aspects and data regarding or involving their children collected, administered, or held by the school system to ensure the proper direction of the child’s upbringing and education.000
If you are a parent, grandparent or a concerned citizen in your community, and you are willing to help “Vermonters for Vermont” Initiative introduce this Resolution at your local and/or District Schoolboard meeting. Please contact us today at: V4V2018@aol.com or by visiting us at our Facebook page at; https://www.facebook.com/V4V2018 We have a good Team of concerned Vermonter’s ready to go into their local Schoolboards to demand change. Are you ready to join us today? Thank you.