Thursday, March 12, 2009

Homeschooled Kids Ordered to Public School

WorldNetDaily had an article yesterday about a mother being forced to send her kids to public school via some divorce proceedings. This case is in North Carolina and represents exactly why we need the Parental Rights Amendment. The judge's reasons for this decision are almost word for word what you see in the UNCRC. "Mangum said he made the determination on his guiding principle, 'What's in the best interest of the minor children,' and conceded it was putting his judgment in place of the mother's. " It is not the government's job to decide what is in the "best interest" of kids. This was done despite the fact that the kids were all at or above grade level on all subjects. According to this blog covering this case, this is a direct quote from the court order:

"The children have thrived in homeschool for the past four years, but need the broader focus and socialization available to them in public school."

I certainly hope and pray that this decision is overturned. But even if it is, what heart-break for the mother. An unfaithful husband wants a divorce and wants his child support payments to be lower so she is forced to dump her kids into public school. I really feel for her.

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