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Day 19: PAGE Day on Capitol Hill; Parents' Bill of Rights Passes Senate

Parents' Bill of Rights Passes Senate

By a vote of 33 to 21, SB 449 by Sen. Clint Dixon (R-Buford), passed the Senate and now moves to the House for consideration. Sponsored on behalf of Gov. Brian Kemp, the bill creates a “Parents’ Bill of Rights” that seeks to codify the right of parents to:

  • Direct the upbringing and the moral or religious training of their children

  • Review instructional materials intended for use in the classroom

  • Apply to public school or, as an alternative to public education, a private school, including a religious school, a home study program, or other available options, as authorized by law and subject to applicable enrollment requirements

  • Access and review all records relating to his or her minor child (with some legal exceptions)

  • Access information relating to promotion, retention policies, and graduation requirements

  • Opt-out of some recordings of their children

  • Opt-out of sex education courses

PAGE Day on Capitol Hill

At today’s 2022 PAGE Day on Capitol Hill event, in partnership with the Georgia Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (GACTE) and the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL), about 125 educators from across the state heard presentations by Rep. David Wilkerson (D-Powder Springs), Sen. Lindsey Tippins (R-Marietta), State School Superintendent Richard Woods, Georgia Department of Education staff, and employees of the three host organizations. Event attendees were briefed on important education legislation and the state K-12 budget, and many attendees met with their legislators to discuss education policy and to advocate for students, educators, and public education.

A full event report, including handouts, slide decks, and video highlights from PAGE Day on Capitol will soon be published.

Upcoming Schedule

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 – Committee Work Day

  • House Appropriations Education Subcommittee, 9 a.m., 606 CLOB

  • House Academic Support Subcommittee, 9 a.m., 132 CAP

  • House Education Committee, 10 a.m., 132 CAP

  • Senate Retirement Committee, 2 p.m., 310 CLOB

  • Senate Education & Youth Committee, 2 p.m., 307 CLOB

Thursday, Feb. 24 – Legislative Day 20


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