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Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., on Tuesday pushed a bill to “combat indoctrination in schools” by cutting off federal funds from public elementary and middle schools whose staff addresses a student by a different pronoun or name without parental consent.
The South Carolina senator introduced the Parental Rights Over the Education and Care of Their Kids (PROTECT) Act, to ensure parental rights over their child’s education by “preventing schools from concealing information about students’ gender from their parents.”
The PROTECT Kids Act, received the backing from conservative groups like Parents Defending Education Action and Independent Women’s Voice.
The PROTECT Kids Act would withhold federal funding from any elementary or middle school that allows students to change their “pronouns, gender markers, or sex-based accommodations (including locker rooms and bathrooms) without the consent of their parents.”