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Senate passes parental rights bill

Posted at 5:25 PM, Mar 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-07 19:25:36-05

The Idaho Senate passed a bill giving parents the power over their children's education.

The measure says parents are ultimately responsible and can pull kids out of classrooms if what's being taught violates their beliefs. Schools are somewhat protected. They only have to make accommodation if it is not too difficult.

"It recognizes the rights of the parent to direct their child's education and it invites the parents and school administrators and teachers to work together to further that child's education," said bill sponsor Sen. Mary Souza, R-Coeur D’Alene.

The measure passed the Senate with only two democrats voting against it.