HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania parents are a step closer to being better able to determine what students are taught, after the state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill introduced by Sen. Doug Mastriano (R-33) to enhance curriculum transparency in the commonwealth.
“Parents can better stand up for our students when they know what is being taught in Pennsylvania classrooms,” Mastriano said. “The tools our teachers are using to instruct our students should not be hidden. Parents have the right to know what their students are learning when they go to school.”
Mastriano’s Senate Bill 340 would require schools to post on a publicly accessible website an internet link or title for every textbook and course syllabus used for each class. The bill also would require the state academic standards to be posted on the same website.
Schools would have 30 days to update the website any time a textbook, syllabus or the state academic standards are changed.
Mastriano’s bill comes as many parents are raising concerns about Critical Race Theory (CRT) and gender theory being taught in Pennsylvania classrooms.
“Parents will be better equipped to oppose any indoctrination of their children if my bill is signed into law,” Mastriano said.
Mastriano’s bill now heads to the House of Representatives for consideration.
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