Parents

By empowering and engaging parents and their local community, we can create meaningful and impactful change in education. This page will feature original resources created by WILL as well as highlight resources from partners around the country to help support parents.

Parent Resources

HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OPT-OUT FORM

Wisconsin law provides parents with the statutory right to opt out of instruction relating to human growth and development. This form, created by WILL, is a model for Wisconsin parents to submit to their schools to help them navigate the opt out process for their child.

Wisconsin School Scorecard

WILL developed and released a new School Data Dashboard. This comprehensive, interactive tool provides a snapshot of student proficiency, district funding, and district-related information for every school district in the state. All of the key data comes from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction – we just made it user-friendly.

Parental Rights Notification Request - Race Instruction

Much of public school curricula is focused on discussing issues and topics through race-based lens. WILL fights against these policies by advocating that the law and public policy should be colorblind, by not treating individuals differently based on their race. Many families feel similarly. WILL created this parental request form for parents who want to be notified when these topics are discussed in their child’s classroom. This model opt out form is designed for all parents, regardless of their location.

RESOURCES

American Federation for Children

Learn about school choice options by legislative district

https://www.wifederationforchildren.org/legislature/

 

Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism (FAIR)

Learn more about FAIR chapters, toolkit on preventing CRT in your school and other resources

https://www.fairforall.org/chapters/

Goldwater Institute

Citizen’s Guide to Public Records requests

https://www.openmygovernment.org/

 

Learn more about academic transparency

https://www.goldwaterinstitute.org/issues/academic-transparency/

 

Heritage Foundation’s Education Freedom Report Card 

Learn about the overall ranking of school choice, transparency, regulatory freedom, and spending in each state

https://www.heritage.org/educationreportcard/pages/all-state-scores.html

Moms for Liberty

Learn more about Moms for Liberty chapters and events

https://www.momsforliberty.org

 

No Left in Education

Learn more about No Left Turn in Education chapters, indoctrination examples by state and additional resources

https://www.noleftturn.us

 

Parents Defending Education

IndoctriNation Map

https://defendinged.org/map/

 

Resources to empower, expose and engage with local school districts

https://defendinged.org/resources/

 

Southeastern Legal

A parent’s guide to saving America’s public schools

https://www.slfliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2022/05/SLF-Parent-Guidebook-FINAL.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2KNhwoNAhVi7oEG_9g389mh73zMf67v2UeQh39gtprxbX5R63-C5Auqk8

Wisconsin Education Options

Early College Credit Program permits high school students to submit reimbursement for classes taken at an institution of higher education for high school or college credit.

https://dpi.wi.gov/dual-enrollment/eccp

 

Home-based Private Education provides Wisconsin parents with the option of customizing their child’s education outside of the traditional school environment.

https://dpi.wi.gov/parental-education-options/home-based

 

Public Charter Schools are public K-12 schools serving students across the state that have more autonomy and innovation than traditional public schools. This includes virtual schools.

https://dpi.wi.gov/parental-education-options/charter-schools

 

Parental Choice Programs are state-funded vouchers for eligible students to attend a private school of their choice.

https://schoolchoicewi.org/enroll/

 

Part-time Public School Open Enrollment is a program that permits Wisconsin public school students to take up to 2 courses at another school district that is not their assigned, residential school district.

https://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment/ptoe

 

Public School Open Enrollment is an educational option that permits Wisconsin residents to attend a traditional public school district that is not their assigned, residential school district.

https://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment

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