Here is OECTA position:
“In this effort, enumerating a formal “Parents’ Bill of Rights” is an unhelpful exercise –
one that threatens to drive a wedge between parents and teachers”
ie. “trust us, and you have NO rights!!
If the government is intent on developing a new HPE curriculum, it must provide
teachers with relevant, up-to-date information and resources. Topics such as
consent, gender expression, and a host of LGBTQ+ issues must be included to
ensure that students are prepared for the realities and challenges of modern life.
While it might make some members of the community uncomfortable, we cannot
ignore the fact that students are already learning about these topics on the internet
or from their peers – it is crucial that the publicly funded education system provide
them with proper information, from a trained source (Jolly 2015). It is also
imperative that the curriculum be informed by a broad base of subject matter
experts, including teachers and other education stakeholders, to ensure the safety
and well-being of all students.
ie. we want to indoctrinate your with anti-Catholic gender fluidity etc etc!!
and NO standardized EQA tests!!
But the Church teaches that parents and families DO have rights! Lots of them! (including full school choice)
Since they have conferred life on their children, parents have the original, primary and inalienable right to educate them; hence they must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children.
a) Parents have the right to educate their children in conformity with their moral and religious convictions, taking into account the cultural traditions of the family which favor the good and the dignity of the child; they should also receive from society the necessary aid and assistance to perform their educational role properly.
b) Parents have the right to freely choose schools or other means necessary to educate their children in keeping with their convictions. Public authorities must ensure that public subsidies are so allocated that parents are truly free to exercise this right without incurring unjust burdens. Parents should not have to sustain, directly or indirectly, extra charges which would deny or unjustly limit the exercise of this freedom.
c) Parents have the right to ensure that their children are not compelled to attend classes which are not in agreement with their own moral and religious convictions. In particular, sex education is a basic right of the parents and must always be carried out under their close supervision, whether at home or in educational centers chosen and controlled by them.
d) The rights of parents are violated when a compulsory system of education is imposed by the State from which all religious formation is excluded.
e) The primary right of parents to educate their children must be upheld in all forms of collaboration between parents, teachers and school authorities, and particularly in forms of participation designed to give citizens a voice in the functioning of schools and in the formulation and implementation of educational policies.
f) The family has the right to expect that the means of social communication will be positive instruments for the building up of society, and will reinforce the fundamental values of the family. At the same time the family has the right to be adequately protected, especially with regard to its youngest members, from the negative effects and misuse of the mass media.
here is an excellent Parents Bill of Rights!: