[Madison, WI] – Representative Calvin Callahan (R-Tomahawk) voted with his Assembly Republican colleagues on several pieces of legislation on education reform during Tuesday’s Assembly floor session.
“One important thing we’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Rep. Callahan, “is how important it is that parents have a say in their child’s education. I’m proud to support today’s bill package, which puts our children and parents first.”
Among the things today’s legislative bill package does is it creates a ‘Parental Bill of Rights,’ which ensures parents have the rights involving decisions that regard their child’s religion, medical care, records, and education. The package also:
- Creates uniform standards for school accountability reports
- Establishes a parental opt-out from face coverings in school buildings
- Implements a requirement for school boards to offer children a full-time, in-person learning option
“Parents deserve the opportunity to play an active role in the decisions being made regarding their child’s education,” continued Rep. Callahan, “and today’s passage of this legislation will help to accomplish that.”
The legislative package now heads to the State Senate for their consideration.