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Sen. Tim Scott Takes His Push For Parental Rights In Schools To The Ronald Reagan Library

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Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is one of the leading Republicans in Congress who’s pushing to make parental involvement in education a GOP priority.

And Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate and a rising star in his party, is taking his message to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Tuesday night, where he’ll spotlight his efforts as he delivers a wide-ranging address on his vision for the future of the conservative movement.

“One of the small silver linings of the pandemic is that more parents are more engaged in education than ever before. Parents have a right to know what their kids are being taught in the classroom,” the senator will emphasize as he becomes the latest GOP leader and potential 2024 presidential contender to take part in a speaking series titled “Time for Choosing.”

Following two years of educational turmoil fueled by curriculum fights and school closures driven by the coronavirus, the worst pandemic to strike the globe in a century, the education issue has emerged as one of the leading battlefields in electoral politics. GOP support for parents’ rights helped the party in last November’s elections win Virginia’s governorship and other statewide offices for the first time in a dozen years. And Republicans see education as a major issue in November’s midterm elections.

Scott, who’s been a leading advocate for parents’ rights, will say, according to excepts shared with Fox News ahead of his address, that “if a mom can’t read a book at a school board meeting because it’s too vulgar, why in the world would we allow our kids to read it in the classroom? To fix that we should demand that parents have access to their child’s curriculum.”

With inflation soaring to its highest levels in four decades, Scott will also take aim at the Democrats and blame their massive government spending programs for the dramatic rise in consumer prices.

“Since the 2020 election, Democrats have pumped trillions of dollars into our economy – creating inflation, an invisible tax that’s hitting our most vulnerable populations the hardest: single moms, seniors on fixed incomes, and people living paycheck to paycheck,” the senator will say. “Democrats’ leadership has led to a 40-year high in inflation, and they’re still pouring more money on this crisis. That’s not good for moms making dec… (Read more)

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