Kansas Senate approves bill that would allow parents to challenge lesson plans and books in schools

Johnson County school boards

The plan, often referred to by supporters as the "parents' bill of rights," would let parents object to materials being taught in Kansas classrooms or held in school libraries. Above, a classroom in the Blue Valley School District. File image.

By Jim McLean

Republicans have pushed a bill through the Kansas Senate aimed at addressing conservative anger over how issues of race, gender and sexuality are being handled in classrooms across the state.