Colorado bill expanding parental education control faces likely end

March 17, 2015

Democrats are expected Tuesday to kill a Republican bill giving parents broad authority over their children's school curriculum and medical treatment.

The measure would allow parents to exempt their children from "any learning material or activity."

Republican sponsors have called it a needed check on government. The bill passed the Senate last month.

But Democrats control the House and say the measure goes too far. It limits schools from providing non-emergency medical care without a parent's permission. Democrats say that's a recipe for hiding child abuse.

The bill is up for a vote Tuesday afternoon in the House Public Health Care and Human Services Committee.

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