« What Do the Numbers Tell Us About U.S. Teachers? (Video) | Main | Second-Year Teachers Share Advice for Rookies (Video) »

Parents Square Off Over School Vaccine Rules

| No comments

Every state requires children to be vaccinated before they attend school, but many offer exemptions for religious, personal, or philosophical reasons. However, high-profile outbreaks of preventable diseases, like the 2015 Disneyland measles outbreak, have led states like Vermont and California to tighten their restrictions for opting out of vaccination.

In this PBS Newshour segment, Education Week correspondentĀ Lisa Stark spoke to parents on both sides of the issue—those who feel it's their right not to vaccinate, and a mom whose daughter was battling cancer and couldn't be vaccinated.

Related Stories:

For more videos, check out theĀ EdWeek Video Gallery.

Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on edweek.org, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.



Most Viewed on Education Week



Recent Comments