Ensure Transparency in Public School Curriculum and Materials

Parents should be able to access what their children are being taught. School curricular materials including syllabi, lists of textbooks, information regarding teacher-created assignments, and books or worksheets should all be easily accessible. In addition, content that administrators and educators use for teacher professional development training sessions should be made available both to the public and to parents. Parents deserve to know what their children and learning and how they are being advised by administrators, counselors, and teachers. The Alabama legislature should pass a bill requiring such transparency in public education.