Brits tighten screws on homeschooling
If this new report’s recommendations are followed, it would call for the government to take over homeschooling in Britain. Specifically, parents would have to register with the equivalent of our federal government, and be available for visits by federal agencies at any time to separate the children from the parents, to be questioned about their homeschooling. Secondly, all homeschool curriculum would be mandated by the state, and parental choice in curriculum would come to an end. At least, if the parents wanted to teach from a different curriculum than the one sanctioned by the state, they would have to do so in addition to the state- sanctioned curriculum, placing an additional and unnecessary time and financial burden on homeschooling families.
These changes were recommended based on sections in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Treaty.
You wonder how many of these changes have been sought for since the rise of a true biblical belief in God’s creation of the world as opposed to evolution, have made such dramatic strides. You also wonder if they will invade Muslim homes with equal fervor to sequester the children and grill them on what they are being taught by their parents. Somehow, I very much doubt it.
We ought to be concerned that the same thing can happen here, especially with a Democratically- controlled Washington DC, as part of the Democratic platform is opposition to homeschooling. Visit parentalrights.org to find out how to help.
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