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Parents, Not Schools, Decide

By February 23, 2021Maine
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The ongoing closure of schools due to COVID-19 is significantly interrupting student learning. Many students have fallen behind in their studies, and parents are considerably concerned about the rise in students’ failure rates. 

L.D. 70, a COVID-19 emergency bill, is a good bill that would allow a parent or guardian to request that their student not be promoted to the next grade level if the student has been affected by COVID-19. Concerned Women for America of Maine supports this bill because it gives the parent the authority to make decisions in their student’s best interest.

L.D. 70 will be heard before the Education and Cultural Services Committee this Wednesday, February 24, at 1:00 p.m. Calls and testimonies of support are needed. 

Take Action:

  • Contact your state representative and senator and ask them to support L.D. 70. To find your lawmakers, click on Representative and Senator. The list is alphabetical by town. If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine, then let them know.
  • Consider submitting testimony in support of L.D. 70. Information concerning testimonies for the committee may be found here. You can submit your written testimony or submit and read your testimony during the committee hearing. All committee hearings are being held online through Zoom.
  • Please forward this e-alert to friends and family.

Please Pray: Dear Father, thank you for children and giving parents the authority and responsibility to raise them for You. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Please give wisdom to parents today to do that for Your honor and glory. In Jesus’ Name. Amen

“If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin

“He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity.” 1 Timothy 3:4 

Penny Morrell
State Director