Kuster calls federal parent bill of rights legislation ‘dangerous’

Congresswoman Annie Kuster is voting against a New Hampshire house bill over education.
Published: Mar. 27, 2023 at 6:26 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 27, 2023 at 9:35 AM EDT
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CONCORD, N.H. (WCAX) - New Hampshire Congresswoman Annie Kuster is voting against a U.S. House bill on education.

Kuster calls H.R. 5 ″dangerous” and says it puts politics over parents by creating a hostile learning environment for certain kids, including LGBTQ+ students.

House Republicans on Friday narrowly passed legislation that would fulfill a campaign promise to give parents a role in what’s taught in public schools.

In a statement, Kuster, D-New Hampshire, said the bill sponsored by the House Republican majority would send schools backward and “does nothing to increase parental engagement and instead inserts the federal government into our New Hampshire schools, specifically targeting the LGBTQ+ community, censoring teachers, and banning books.”