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Vol. 16 No. 2 (2023)


The Constitutional Right of Parents to Bring up Their Children in the Context of Attempts to Amend the Education Law

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Published: 2023-12-29


In recent years, there has been a significant amount of public debate, particularly from conservative and right-wing circles, regarding the issue of external organizations, notably NGOs, conducting extracurricular activities in Polish schools. In some cities, parents decided to let their children take part in extracurricular activities without full knowledge and awareness of the content of these activities and the teaching aids applied to them. There were frequently justified suspicions of children and young people being demoralised during these classes, particularly in relation to gender ideology and the so-called “hard” sex education. The article examines three pieces of legislation regarding education: 1) the Education Law Amendment Act on the Government’s Initiative, 2) the Education Law Amendment Act on the Deputies’ Initiative, and 3) the Citizens’ Bill “Let’s Protect Children. Let’s support parents.”


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