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UN Treaty Jeopardizes Homeschool Freedom

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“While it’s disgraceful that the British government would even entertain this report it’s particularly troubling for American parents because the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) was used as the justification for this action,” said Michael Farris, Chairman of HSLDA and President of ParentalRights.org.

http://www.parentalrights.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={08AA3275-159D-4BF4-9159-C95632619761}


 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:45 PM on Jun. 27, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (18)
  • There are A LOT of people that homeschool for non-religious reasons. Your just don't hear about them as much because they are a pretty quiet bunch of people. These people homeshool for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to: children's medical conditions, learning disabilities, poor quality school district where they live, school's not responding to bullying and violence, the desire to give their children a better and more well rounded education that the public schools can provide, and one on one individual instruction.

    The majority of homeschooling families are not homeschooling to hide child abuse. To assume that homeschoolers are religious nuts or child abusers is just plain ignorant.

    There are also plenty of abused children enrolled in public school. Not every child that is abused is discovered by school authorities.
    DawnA72

    Answer by DawnA72 at 9:09 PM on Jun. 28, 2009

  • Of all the matters considered during the course of this inquiry the question of safeguarding
    electively home educated children has prompted the most vociferous response. Many parents
    have expressed anger and outrage that it was suggested that elective home education could
    be used as a cover for abuse. They have not been slow to point out that the most dangerous
    and damaging abuse of children is often before statutory school age or where children have
    been withdrawn from school or are already known to children’s social care.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:51 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • so the UN treaty is saying that homeschooling is child abuse??

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:52 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • As long as obama is pres. we are gonna become more and more subject to the control and socialization by the gov't. GOD HELP THE US.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:54 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • LOL.
    SarahColbert

    Answer by SarahColbert at 5:02 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • Home schooling can be used as a cover for abuse. That doesn't mean that all home schooling families are abusing their children.
    RhondaVeggie

    Answer by RhondaVeggie at 5:06 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • I have a youtube on my profile talking about this issue.

    timelessglass

    Answer by timelessglass at 5:24 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • "Home schooling can be used as a cover for abuse. That doesn't mean that all home schooling families are abusing their children."

    Following that logic, any SAHM with a child UNDER school age could be covering abuse. And maybe kids shouldn't be allowed summer vacation, because mom and dad may be using that time to ABUSE the kid.

    *shaking head*
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 8:30 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • It needs to be better regulated. My husband's ex wife homeschools her daughter now so because the court said hubby could visit her at school. Some people use it for a cover for other things. I think they should take college level teaching courses just like regular teachers.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:12 PM on Jun. 27, 2009

  • Exactly my point mancosmama. It's ridiculous that people are getting tied up in knots over this. Every reasonable home schooler I know acknowledges that there are people who abuse the system, people who are keeping their kids home to clean house or people who are abusing their kids and don't want others to see the bruises. Frankly when people freak out over something like this is makes me wonder what they're trying to hide.
    RhondaVeggie

    Answer by RhondaVeggie at 9:13 PM on Jun. 27, 2009