"Parents participate in the process of developing programs and the content of educational materials, texts and resources for Basic Education (preschool through high school) in conjunction with the institution through the APAFA (Association of Parents of Families) committees, civil associations or other representative bodies," the bill states.
Article 5 says that “officials and civil servants in the education sector may not approve or publish educational materials, texts or resources” without the participation of parents.
The bill also requires "complete respect for the religious freedom or moral convictions of students and their parents" and emphasizes that "education should not be a means to promote any type of social or political ideology."
Congressman Alejandro Muñante called the passage of the law a "victory supporting the right of parents to educate their children."
Muñante also said that he hopes that the president "doesn’t propose changes" to the bill, so that "one more step can be taken towards the recovery of an educational system that is a reflection of the Christian principles and values that Peruvian society embraces and defends.”
If the president of Peru proposes changes to a law, it is sent back to Congress. The legislators can accept the changes, or reject them, in which case the law is enacted as is.