As parents peered into Zoom classrooms during COVID-era remote instruction, they discovered radical curriculum content inspired by critical race theory and gender ideology. These lessons plans, K-12 staff training materials, and education policies harm students and disempower parents. Parents and policymakers are understandably concerned, and they are eager to reorient schools back to what matters. Parents want their children to learn to read and acquire math skills, rather than be drilled on CRT and gender ideology terms and concepts. State and local school boards should listen to parents and stop sacrificing children’s interests to their political agenda.