Christian Schools Australia (CSA) has lodged a joint submission with Adventist Schools Australia (ASA) and Australian Association of Christian Schools (AACS) to the NSW Legislative Council Portfolio Committee No. 3 – Education Inquiry into the Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020.
The submission points to the role of parents as primary educators and reinforces the importance, and bi-partisan support across many decades, for parental choice in education. After touching briefly on the obligations in international law for governments to “have respect for the liberty of parents and, when applicable, legal guardians to ensure the religious and moral education of their children in conformity with their own convictions” we point out the importance of parents in instilling attitudes and values.
A copy of the submission is available below.