Parental Rights

Don’t Miss CPC’s Upcoming Parents, Not Partisans Summit

Don’t Miss CPC’s Upcoming Parents, Not Partisans Summit

Calling all parent leaders and education reform advocates for CPC Parent Union’s 3rd Annual Parents, Not Partisans Summit in Sacramento March 12th and 13th, 2024 California Policy Center Parent Union cordially invites you to our 3rd Annual Parents, Not Partisans Summit in Sacramento. Our theme this year: Who Controls the Classroom? Teachers unions, the education...

By California Policy Center

In public schools we trust?

In public schools we trust?

For fans of dark comedy, California politics is as good as any entertainment – shot through with grim irony, corrupt politicians, and laughable hypocrisy. Consider Attorney General Rob Bonta’s legal campaign to crush the practice of seven school districts to notify parents before gender-transitioning their children. Parent notification, as it’s called, “places transgender and gender...

By Will Swaim

CPC’s Parental Rights Rally

CPC’s Parental Rights Rally

Parents and parent groups from across California joined together for CPC’s “A Line in the Sand — A Rally for Parental Rights” on September 26th. Nearly 400 people came out to Rancho Madera Community Park in Simi Valley the evening before the Republican Presidential Primary Debate to let the candidates know that parental rights is a...

By California Policy Center

Lance Christensen: Honesty is the best parental notification policy

Lance Christensen: Honesty is the best parental notification policy

Last week, I signed a permission slip for my 11th grade son allowing him to see a PG-13 movie for his United States history class in our local public high school. I was thankful that the school respected our relationship enough to ask permission to show a movie based on a historical event that is...

By Lance Christensen

WATCH CPC’S PARENTAL RIGHTS VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

WATCH CPC’S PARENTAL RIGHTS VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE

PARENT UNION’S PARENTAL RIGHTS VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE Find the Parental Rights Pledge Here On August 22, 2023, CPC launched the Parental Rights Pledge at our LIVE Parental Rights Virtual Open House. The virtual event was moderated by Lance Christensen, CPC’s Vice President of Education Policy and Government Affairs, and Mari Barke, Director of CPC’s California Local Elected Officials. Lance...

By California Policy Center

CPC Launches Parental Rights Pledge Campaign

CPC Launches Parental Rights Pledge Campaign

California Policy Center’s Parent Union has launched a Parental Rights Pledge campaign in response to the assault on the constitutional rights of parents and the authority of local school boards by California legislators, Gov. Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Rob Bonta, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and the state’s teachers unions. The Parental Rights...

By California Policy Center

Parents, where do you draw the line? 

Parents, where do you draw the line? 

Parents, where do you draw the line? The state legislature is aggressively shepherding anti-parent bills through its chambers that erode parental authority in ways that would seem unimaginable only a few years ago. Under the banner of “affirming transgender children,” legislators are pushing bills that upend parental rights in frightening ways and pose serious risks...

By California Policy Center

Lance Christensen’s Statement on Chino Valley USD Parental Notification Policy

Lance Christensen’s Statement on Chino Valley USD Parental Notification Policy

Good evening board president, trustees and superintendent. My name is Lance Christensen, Vice President of the California Policy Center. Adults – who should know better – telling kids to keep secrets from their parents, is why we’re here tonight. Regardless of my personal feelings, I’m not here to comment on the probity of children transitioning...

By Lance Christensen

Parents are Not Radicals

Parents are Not Radicals

Across the nation, parents are pushing back against inappropriate and hyper-sexualized content in K-12 schools. This organic parent movement is erupting across diverse demographics — in stark contrast to the PR effort by teachers unions and Democrats to fictionalize it as a “Christian nationalist white supremacist” campaign to “ban books.” Earlier this month, Muslim parents in...

By Andrew Davenport