Shimkus Statement on the Obama Administration’s School Bathroom Decree

WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15), a former high school teacher, released the following statement in reaction to the Obama Administration’s unprecedented intrusion into local school bathroom policies:

“This decree has nothing to do with equality, justice or fairness for students; it’s entirely about furthering a radical left wing agenda of social engineering. President Obama is abusing the power of his office to substitute his preferences for the wisdom and judgement of parents, teachers, principals and local school officials who know their students and communities best. This is the kind of politically correct nonsense that Americans are fed up with, and I will support every viable legislative effort to restore, protect and preserve local control of education. I also call on the state of Illinois and local school districts to help reclaim federalism and reject the national autocracy being thrust upon us.”