An overwhelming majority of Colorado parents think they should have a say in what their children are being taught as opposed to leaving those decisions up to schools, according to a new poll by Cygnal.

John Frank with Denver Axios has the exclusive on the survey results, commissioned by ReadyColorado, a conservative education organization. The survey of 630 likely Colorado voters was conducted in mid January.

A plurality at 40% say parents should have “a lot of say” about what children are taught in school, and 37% saying they should get “some say.” Only 22% want to leave it to the district and teachers.

In other words, 77% want a say in their child’s education, while 78% want all teaching materials posted online for parents to review.

PeakNation™ will recall that Republican state Rep. Tim Geitner of Falcon agrees that parents have a right to know what their children are learning in school, and recently introduced HB22-1066 to make teaching materials accessible and transparent to the public on school websites.

Democrats would do well to get on board and pass the legislation.

The survey mirrors the frustration of Virginians who booted their Democrat governor in the November election after he said this during a debate: “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.”

Parents have been content for generations to let schools take the lead in teaching reading, writing and arithmetic as well as history and science and even sex education.

But that was before liberal universities started churning out radicalized teachers, who brought their own ideology into the classrooms where kindergarten children have to be careful now of what color crayon they eat least they be branded as a racist.

It’s good that parents are finally woke to what’s happening in our educational system, and they should be demanding a seat at the table of their local education boards. 

Republicans are wise to be taking the lead on this issue.