Sen. Marshall Defends Parents’ Right to Guide Education of Their Children

(Washington, D.C., October 29, 2021) – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. cosponsored a resolution supporting parents’ rights to be fully and actively involved in the education of their children. The resolution also condemns recent actions by the Biden Administration to weaponize the Justice Department to intimidate and silence parents who speak out to protect their children from harmful curricula. This resolution follows Senator Marshall’s recent letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, demanding clarification surrounding his recent memo regarding the federal government’s role in silencing parents concerned about COVID protocols and curriculum changes in public schools.

“Parents have the right to play an active role in their children’s education and to take their concerns to members of the local schoolboard,” said Senator Marshall. “The Biden Administration’s witch hunt for parents who speak out against inappropriate curriculum and harmful school policies is just another example of government overreach at play, and must be stopped before parents have no say left in our next generation’s schooling.”

The resolution was introduced with over 30 cosponsors, including Senators Rick Scott, R-Fla., Roger Marshall, R-Kan., John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., John Boozman, R-Ark., Mike Braun, R-Ind., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Deb Fischer, R-Neb., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Josh Hawley, R-Mo., John Hoeven, R-N.D., Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., John Kennedy, R-La., James Lankford, R-Okla., Mike Lee, R-Utah, Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., Jerry Moran, R-Kan., James Risch, R-Idaho, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Tim Scott, R-S.C., Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala.

Read the full text of S.Res.431 HERE.