Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed seven education bills into law on Thursday aimed at reviving schools.
The bills included the “Georgia Parents’ Bill of Rights,” which “provides greater transparency to parents and legal guardians about what their student is learning in school and protects the fundamental right of mothers and fathers to this State to direct the education of their children. child,” according to a press release from the daily call.
Another bill, the Protect Students First Act, prohibits “divisive concepts” such as the belief that one race is superior to another or that “by virtue of its race, is inherently or consciously racist or oppressive towards individuals of other races.
Additionally, the law allows the state athletic association to pass a law prohibiting transgender athletes from participating in women’s sports.
“As parents of three daughters, Marty and I want every young girl in this state to have every opportunity to succeed in the sport she loves,” Kemp said in a statement. “It shouldn’t be controversial. »
Other bills signed will require obscene materials be removed from school libraries, ensure transparency at school board meetings, double the current cap on donations for scholarships, create a committee to consider ways to ensure financial literacy for students and allow retired teachers to return to class full-time in high-demand areas.
“Unfortunately, there are those outside our state, and other members of the General Assembly, who have chosen partisan politics over common sense reforms to put our students and parents first,” said said Kemp. “But defending the God-given potential of every child in our schools and protecting the teaching of freedom, opportunity and the American Dream in the classroom should not be controversial. »
“Making sure parents have the final say on their child’s education shouldn’t be controversial,” he added.