The question up for debate is – should parents control what their kids are taught in school?

New Hampshire schools are now required to create alternatives to any lesson that a parent dislikes — whether it’s about the Holocaust, contraception, gravity or anything else.

The New York Times includes an opinion piece where educators and experts share their thoughts on this new law in New Hampshire.  The law allows parents to control what their kids are taught in school

Among the debaters is Richard D. Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, who argues that the law undermines the role of public education in teaching students to become productive citizens.

However, Neal P. McCluskey, associate director of the Center for Educational Freedom at the Cato Institute, sees the law as a way for schools to address the individual needs of an increasingly diverse student population.  

control what their kids are taught in school

  • Does this “à la carte” approach turn school into a private right instead of a public good?
  • Do such accommodations benefit students?

Click Here to Read the full discussion and then YOU decide if parents should control what their kids are taught in school.


Pat WymanPat Wyman is the best selling author of  Instant Learning for Amazing GradesLearning vs. Testing, CEO and founder of . and the creator of the Personal Learning Styles Inventory.


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