Thursday, August 26, 2010

ISSUE ALERT: Parental Rights?

We've got our kids, right?

I mean, we had them or adopted them, right?

We're homeschoolers, or most of us, anyway, but those who are sending their children into the public schools may not be aware of potential growing trends.  There is law that diminishes a parent's influences over their children when they enter the school~yes, that's right! It's MORE than just the fact that those kids are not in their parent's presence and influences at school, but that the school can exercise powers over the parental influences when it sees fit.

Do parents really REALLY understand the dangers of sending their child to the local school?

Do they really understand that it's MORE than cultural things that kids "get" in the school?

AND do we homeschoolers realize what a gift we have in being able to homeschool?

AND what blessings to have our young people at home with us so that we can foster tight bonds of love and teach them as God commands?

According to Parental Rights (dot) Org., new legislation in the form of an appeal from the Ninth Cricuit Court of Appeals, Fields v. Palmdale School District “that the Meyer-Pierce right [of parents to direct the upbringing of their children] does not exist beyond the threshold of the school door.” Is there any wonder the public schools and education are failing our children? mamas and daddies have no influence or rights at the school? Uh...uh...uh...?
  Parental rights are defined as
...the legal obligations and responsibilities that apply to the parent of a child. They can include caring for the child, protecting the child, feeding the child, consenting to medical care, and having physical custody of the child. There are additional legal obligations of caring for a child such as ensuring that they attend school and receive proper medical treatment if they are injured. Failure to meet your legal parenting responsibilities can result in child abuse or neglect. Legal Row/parental rights
I'm celebrating my freedom to homeschool my kids and going to keep a close watch on what's going on with MY freedom~ Head over to Parental! to sign the petition and support protecting parental rights for our children!

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