Friday, May 13, 2016

Hartzler on Obama administration mandate: I am concerned for student safety

(From Fourth District Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler)

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), co-chair of the House Values Action Team (VAT), VAT Chairman Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.), and VAT co-chair Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) sent a letter Friday to President Obama in response to the Obama Administration’s mandate forcing schools to allow boys to enter girls locker rooms and bathrooms, and vice versa.
Hartzler released the following statement:
Rep. Hartzler: “This is the definition of intrusive overreach by the federal government. As a mother and former teacher, I am deeply concerned for the safety and wellbeing of students. As a citizen, I am appalled, but not surprised, this Administration would think it should dictate to our local schools how best to run their schools. Further, threatening to remove federal funding for schools jeopardizes our students’ educations and futures by robbing their schools of vital resources. Mandates such as this do not improve access or level playing fields; they only treat our children as pawns in this extreme political game where political correctness is placed above sound policy.”

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