Pennsylvania parents stress involvement in children's schooling: 'Important role in the education system'

“I feel I’m an important role in the education system, I’m involved in our district. I coach. I volunteer,” Brian Sigley, a Pennsylvania father of four, said. “I’m involved in their lives. I want them to succeed.”

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A slew of Democrats have recently downplayed parents role in their children’s education. Michigan Democrats, for example, posted and later deleted a statement that said public education is sufficient in teaching children what society “needs them to know.” 

MICHIGAN DEMOCRATS CRITICIZED AFTER DISMISSING PARENTS’ ROLE IN PUBLIC EDUCATION 

However, some parents think a hands-off approach has caused issues emerging in children. 

In December, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued a Surgeon General’s Advisory, warning of a growing youth mental health crisis amid the coronavirus pandemic. Throughout the COIVD-19 pandemic, emergency room visits for suicide attempts by 51% among adolescent girls rose and 4% for boys, data shows.

“The problems that we’re seeing today are due to the fact that parents fell asleep at the wheel,” Nicole McCleary, a mother of a fourth-grader, told Fox News, referring to mental health issues in school children being exacerbated by the pandemic. 

Nicole speaks with Fox News Digital.

Nicole speaks with Fox News Digital.

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