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National Parents Union Releases Its Family Bill Of Rights To Ensure An Equity-Infused Education Recovery (press release)

National survey finds eight-in-10 parents want schools to require students and staff members who have been exposed to COVID-19 to stay home for two weeks before returning to the classroom; more than half would not send their children if this measure isn’t taken

Survey finds parents trust public health officials more than politicians to establish and evaluate school safety procedures

May 18, 2020, Washington, D.C.— The National Parents Union (NPU) today released its Family Bill of Rights, which was developed to ensure the voice of parents’ is heard loud and clear as the debate over when and how to reopen schools continues.

The NPU coalition includes families from 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, representing parents of color, low-income parents, parents of children with special needs, LGBTQAI parents, single mothers and fathers, grandparents, formerly incarcerated parents, parents in recovery and traditionally-represented parents.

The Family Bill of Rights is as follows:

NPU has convened a task force to work with schools across the country on these recommendations and additional measures that parents want implemented.

A new nationwide survey, also released today by NPU, asked parents who they would trust to determine if schools are safe to reopen and how important certain measures are for schools to take:

On the issue of who parents trust most to establish and evaluate school safety procedures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your children’s schools

On the issue of how important certain measures are for schools to take:

May 4-5, 2020 Survey of N=500 parents of public school students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade- Sampled from online web panel.

The National Parents Union is a network of parent organizations and grassroots activists across the country committed to improving the quality of life for children and families in the United States.