The Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE) has signed on to an amicus brief in a case about parental rights in education.
CURE, founded by Star Parker, is a policy and research center dedicated to fighting poverty and restoring dignity through messages of faith, freedom, and personal responsibility.
The Plaintiffs (parents) allege that officials in Ludlow Public Schools in Massachusetts encouraged children to use new names and opposite-sex pronouns to adopt a new identity and sought to hide this from parents.
The Plantiffs said the school was acting consistently with the so-called guidance issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, “which encourages schools to engage in secretive social manipulation.” From the brief (PDF):
These actions on the part of the school, an arm of the state, are inconsistent with the fundamental, constitutionally recognized right of parents to direct the upbringing of their children, the right of the parents to freely exercise their religious beliefs, and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment of 1978.
The district court dismissed the parents’ claims. The Plaintiffs, along with CURE, American Principles, Project 21, Eagle Forum, Young America’s Foundation, and other amicus brief signers have asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to reverse the district court’s dismissal of the parents’ claims.
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