West Chester, Pa.— Bill McSwain, Republican candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, today shared his plans for comprehensive education reform across the Commonwealth.
As Governor, Bill will empower parents by supporting school choice, working to expand charter schools, standing up to teachers’ union bosses, and banning critical race theory and other hateful, racist rhetoric from being taught in Pennsylvania schools. McSwain also pledges to help schools, parents, and teachers recover from the harmful regulations implemented by Governor Tom Wolf and AG Josh Shapiro.
As part of his commitment to putting parents, students, and teachers first, McSwain released the Pillars of Education Reform, which outline his education reform priorities including a pledge to never accept a cent from teachers’ unions, a promise to restore power to parents by enacting a Parents’ Bill of Rights, and increasing opportunity to education for all students via school choice resources:
In tandem with the Pillars of Education Reform, McSwain also released the Parents’ Bill of Rights, which outlines the powers, authorities, and freedoms that McSwain will restore to parents across the state as Governor. These include the right to an in-person education, the right to know the curriculum that your child is being taught, and the right to have your child educated free from political indoctrination:
McSwain had this to say about his plans for the future of education in Pennsylvania:
Education is a gateway to a better life, and every family deserves the freedom to choose the education that is best for their children. As Governor, I will empower parents to have the final authority over their children’s education, and fight back against teachers’ union bosses in defense of students and good teachers. Our schools will be open, and there will be no more heavy-handed statewide mandates forcing families to turn their kitchens into classrooms. I will ban critical race theory and other hateful and divisive rhetoric, and increase access to school choice resources. I will put the power back where it belongs – with parents and families.
McSwain’s op-ed, Power of education belongs to families, not teachers’ unions, can be read here.
Appointed by President Trump, McSwain’s record as US Attorney demonstrates his fierce defense of constitutional rights, dedication to upholding law and order, and history of putting criminals and corrupt politicians in jail.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Bill served as a scout/sniper platoon commander in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was born in Philadelphia and raised in Chester County, where he lives today with his wife, Stephanie, and their four children. More information on McSwain’s background and platform is available here.