UPDATED 4:17 PM PT – Wednesday, October 13, 2021
A new survey indicated Americans overwhelmingly think parents should be involved in their child’s education. The Rasmussen Reports poll of likely voters conducted this week, found that 88 percent of respondents believe it’s very important for parents to be involved.
Meanwhile, just 10 percent of respondents said it’s only “somewhat important.” This comes after Attorney General Merrick Garland ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate parents involved in protests about school policies, accusing parents of “domestic terrorism.”
However, most respondents said protests by parents are “clearly protected by the First Amendment.”
“We are parents, and we have every right to speak passionately and publicly about our children’s education. To post on social media. To write open letter to school board members,” said Maud Maron, New York City council candidate and former prosecutor. “To submit op-eds to newspapers. To form advocacy organizations with other parents. To organize protests. To show up to school board meetings.”
Maron wrote, “that’s not domestic terrorism. It’s good parenting. It’s patriotism. And it’s a basic American right, one we all need to defend.”
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— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) October 13, 2021