Survey: Voters Overwhelmingly Support Parents’ Rights

The Parental Rights Foundation, working with Heart and Mind Strategies, recently asked the following question of a national audience: “In general, parents have the constitutional right to make decisions for their children without government interference unless there is proof of abuse or neglect. Do you agree or disagree with this view of parental rights?”  View…

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An Education Commissioner’s Perspective, with Frank Edelblut

This week, we talk with Frank Edelblut, New Hampshire’s Education Commissioner since 2017. An accountant and entrepreneur and a former member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Edelblut now administers the state’s Department of Education.  Frank tells us about his work representing the interests of New Hampshire’s parents and taxpayers in the public school…

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Defending Families from CPS, with Jey Rajaraman

This week we talk with Jey Rajaraman, who served the last 15 years as chief counsel and supervising attorney at Legal Services of New Jersey’s Family Representation project. She has recently joined former Children’s Bureau chiefs Jerry Milner and David Kelly at Family Integrity & Justice Works. Jey tells us about her work in providing…

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Parenting with a Disability, with Rachel Barkley

This week, we talk with Rachel Barkley, an experienced coalition- and community-builder at the state and local level, and a spinal cord tumor survivor and mom. Rachel tells us about her work promoting policies that promote personal freedom and human dignity, and about parenting her children while quadriplegic.  In this episode, Rachel shares her professional…

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A School Board Member’s Perspective, with Willie Deutsch

This week, we’re talking with Willie Deutsch, who served for four years on the school board of Prince William County, Virginia. A parent himself, Willie focused on making parents’ voices heard in the local school system. Hear about how he worked to pass parent-focused policies and what it’s like to serve on a school board,…

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Parental Rights and Public Schools, with Ian Prior

This week, we’re talking with Ian Prior, founder of Fight for Schools, an organization of concerned parents dedicated to protecting parental rights in the public school system of Loudoun County, Virginia. Ian explains how he came to be involved in the parental rights movement and the work his organization has done and is currently doing on…

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Talking with Parental Rights Foundation President Will Estrada

In the final installment of our anniversary series, we’re celebrating 15 years of ParentalRights.org by talking with Will Estrada, president of ParentalRights.org and the Parental Rights Foundation! Will began his career with Home School Legal Defense Association and has served in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.…

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DC Minor Consent Case

UPDATE March 18, 2022:In response to the Parental Rights Foundation’s lawsuit, the US District Court for the District of Columbia today granted a  preliminary injunction to halt DC’s Minor Consent to Vaccination Act Amendment of 2020. You can read more on this latest update here. January 7, 2021 Read the complaint. DC passed a law…

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Exciting Event in Miami for Hispanic Parents!

En español abajo. We wanted to let you know about an event in Miami that may be of interest to you or someone you may know. Some of our friends, including Home School Legal Defense Association, are sponsoring Florida’s first-ever Hispanic Homeschooling Conference. It will be held in Miami on April 1 and 2. This…

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Parental Rights in Florida, with Patti Sullivan and Adriana Gonzales

In the third week of February, we’re celebrating the 15th anniversary of ParentalRights.org by talking with two volunteer State Coordinators! This week, Michael talks with Adriana Gonzales, former Florida State Coordinator for ParentalRights.org, and her successor, Patti Sullivan, now a long-time advocate for families and parental rights. Adriana and Patti share how they’ve worked to…

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