Focus on the Family

Parents' Bill of Rights

This easy-to-read fact sheet outlines specific parental rights that should be respected in public schools.

by Candi Cushman

In general, federal courts have recognized the fundamental rights of parents to direct the "upbringing and education of children." But the courts have not been helpful in explaining the specifics of that right, beyond the ability to choose private or home-school education over public education.

So, to help equip parents, we've listed some examples of typical rights parents can expect to be added or reflected in school policies or state education laws. This is a great resource to use as a conversation-starter with school officials or elected representatives about how to strengthen parental rights in your education system.

Read our Parents’ Bill of Rights.

Boy and Girl walking by school bus