IWF Senior Fellow Ginny Gentles joined a roundtable discussion on nationalized education, hosted by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Learn more at the Republican Leader’s website

Today, in solidarity with America’s parents and students, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) hosted his seventh roundtable on the Democrats’ reconciliation bill, which detailed how Democrats want to nationalize America’s educational system and push their agenda down the throats of communities across the country.

Joining Leader McCarthy were House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Ranking Member on Education and Labor Virginia Foxx (NC-05), Representative Julia Letlow (LA-05), and Representative Burgess Owens (UT-04). Guests included Nicole Neily, the President & Founder of Parents Defending Education; Brandon Michon, a Loudoun County parent; and Ginny Gentles, an advocate for school choice.

The members and guests held a productive discussion on the changes our country’s schools actually need, such as ensuring that parents have a voice in the systems that impact their kids the most, developing critical thinking skills, and learning about different trades.

While Democrats and their special interest allies continue to push parents out of the conversation on what should be taught in our schools, Leader McCarthy announced that he and his House colleagues are unveiling new legislation, a Parents Bill of Rights. This would establish a framework that puts parents and kids at the center of our education system.

Today’s conversation proves that better leadership is desperately needed in our communities.

Ginny Gentles, advocate for school choice: “Many parents are frustrated with their K-12 public schools… we experienced over a year of closed schools, disastrous remote learning, misspent emergency federal money, refusal to meet the needs of children with disabilities, lowered academic standards, and classrooms focused on woke agendas rather than addressing learning loss and essential academic instruction — we’re fed up.”