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Friday, September 4, 2009

Just about speechless… (but not quite)

Unless there is something more to this story, a woman is having her child forcibly enrolled into public school. The reason? not because she was inadequately homeschooling the child. The judge said the home schooling was

more than kept up with the academic requirements of the [local] school system,

It was her mothers strong belief in her own religion that was the problem. And surprise of all surprises, she teaches that belief to her kid. Instead, the ruling said, the child would

be best served by exposure to different points of view at a time in her life when she must begin to critically evaluate multiple systems of belief and behavior

I don’t see how this won’t be overturned if appealed. This is essentially the government saying “Yeah you’re religion isn't quite up to snuff to prepare your kid for the ‘real world’ so you need to insert some doubt that you don’t have yourself because we said so.”

This reminds me also of the case where the woman’s baby was taken away from her because she couldn’t speak english. Its because “they” know best even when they don’t.

Once they decide what’s good for you it never stops. I like the freedom to make mistakes. Its a fair trade off for having freedom to make my own choices.

(HT: Gormogons)

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