Another Homeschooler Ordered to Public SchoolAug 28th, 2009 | By Jessica Parnell | Category: Issues in Homeschooling, Lead Article
New Hampshire Homeschooler Ordered to Public School
Homeschoolers, please be aware that our freedoms are at risk. I know there are those who disagree with me; in fact, many get very frustrated with me when I speak this way. But here is another case where a homeschooling mother lost her RIGHT to homeschool because a judge decided that the child’s “religious beliefs are a bit too sincerely held and must be sifted, tested by, and mixed among other worldviews . . .”
Let me ask you–have you ever heard this statement spoken about an individual who holds to atheism? To the muslim faith? To evolution?
Are our public school students ever taught Christianity?
Of course not! That would violate the separation of church and state (which I remind you is not part of our Constitution). (I won’t even go into all of the other religions they study while excluding Christianity).
Please click here to read this article on another court overstepping their authority and be aware that Christianity and Christian homeschooling is under attack. I will be sure to update you on whether they set up action steps that we can take to stand with this family.
Then click here to help in the ongoing fight for our North Carolina family who hope to overturn the judge’s decision in time to homeschool again this year. If you haven’t read this case, please visit this post to learn more.
You will note that in both cases there was a divorce and the parents disagreed about the way the children were to be educated.
This is a clear prejudice against homeschooling. In both cases they recognize the quality of academics but rule that a child must be in public school in order to gain exposure to other views. This is unacceptable! Will we sit back and say, “Well I will never have to face this because I will not go through a divorce,” or will we stand against it now before this same prejudice is levied against others?
Remember every court ruling can be used in future cases. Therefore, the reasons they cite are the reasons that will go on record and these reasons can easily be applied to two parent families.
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