For all of the time and energy spent discussing these subjects, though, and for all of the intonations from elected officials about how they’re responding to the concerns of parents in their districts or states, new polling conducted by Ipsos for NPR reveals something interesting.
Most parents think that their kids’ schools are teaching what they should be. …
[Parents] were asked if the schools their kids attended taught U.S. history in a way that was consistent with their own values. Most said they did.
The poll also asked about other subjects, like race and racism, the impacts of slavery and racism and sexuality and gender identity. In each case, more parents said they thought those things were being taught in keeping with their own values than said they weren’t.