Note: This comes from 2011, but things have only gotten WORSE in public schools since then.
Whatever Schools Teach, Parents Have No Rights
by Michael Ramey
Director of Communications & Research, ParentalRights.org
Since California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 48 into law on July 14, the curriculum for California public schools must include “the role and contributions of…lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans” in California and American history. Already, those on the left are preparing to defend the law in courts, while those on the right are driving petitions to overturn the law by a ballot initiative.
Why go to all that trouble?
Because the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over California and a handful of other states, has already made clear that there can be no opt-outs of anything in the curriculum, even if parents might find it offensive or contrary to their own educational ideals for their children.