Owens joins letter calling for hearings to address parent concerns in education

Tuesday, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Republican Leader Burgess Owens (UT-04), Education and Labor Committee Republican Leader Virginia Foxx (NC-05), and Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee Republican Leader Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) sent a letter to Committee Democrats expressing support for parental involvement in American education. In the letter, the Members call for hearings to address the impacts of pandemic school closures on children, evidence of inappropriate and divisive Critical Race Theory-inspired teaching, and sex and gender education in public schools.

“Not only did the COVID-19 pandemic deal a significant blow to in-person learning, but it also opened the door to inappropriate and divisive teachings and concerning curriculum, including Critical Race Theory,” said Rep. Owens. “Parents are irreplaceable advocates for their children, and we should address their genuine concerns while continuing to prioritize the development of students across America.”

Fox News carried the exclusive on this release. You can read the full letter here.