Parents want schools to focus on core academic subjects, rather than divisive content, and they want to protect their children from activist-drafted lesson plans. Radical curriculum content, from critical race theory to gender-bending ideology did not spring forth overnight. The politicization of the education system was decades in the making, as teachers, administrators, and contractors all marinated in the underlying ideology. It will not be easy to steer schools away from their chosen path on these topics. Activist school employees can modify content in order to evade content bans. School districts regularly impede parents’ ability to know what is happening in classrooms by requiring time-consuming and often expensive FOIA requests. Parents must be proactively empowered with academic transparency policies that require classroom instructional materials to be posted online, allowing parents to monitor lessons and resources introduced by teachers.