ADF supports OK's education policies protecting parental rights, girls' privacy
The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Kate Anderson, director of the ADF Center for Parental Rights, regarding two formal comments ADF attorneys submitted Friday in support of Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters’s proposed education regulations that ensure respect for the role of parents in directing the education and health care of their children and protect the privacy and safety of female students:
“Parents know their kids best. As the primary caregivers, parents are best positioned to make good decisions about their kids’ education and health care. Schools have no business cutting parents out of those kinds of crucial decisions about children’s lives. We support Superintendent Walters’s proposed regulations, which would protect parental rights—and protect kids—by ensuring that schools inform parents about important changes to children’s mental and physical health. These proposed regulations would also protect girls’ safety and privacy by ensuring they can use girls’ only locker rooms, showers, and bathrooms.”
- ADF public comment submitted to Oklahoma State Department of Education on proposed restroom and changing areas rule (2023-03-17)
- ADF public comment submitted to Oklahoma State Department of Education on proposed parental rights rule (2023-03-17)
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