Tuesday, September 15, 2009

No Right to Homsechool

A court in New Hampshire ordered a 10 year old girl to be placed in public school. Her mother had been homeschooling her since the 1st grade. The court said it found 10 year old Amanda, "generally likable and well liked, social and interactive with her peers, academically promising, and intellectually at or superior to grade level."

Yet the court went on to argue, "it would be remarkable if a ten-year-old child who spends her school time with her mother and the vast majority of her other time with her mother would seriously consider adopting any other religious point of view."

The court agreed with the plaintiff (the young girl's father whom she does not live with) that Amanda, "appeared to reflect her mother's rigidity on questions of faith . . . Amanda's relationship with her father suffers to some degree by her belief that his refusal to adopt her religious beliefs and his choice instead to spend eternity away from her proves that he does not love her as much as he says he does."

You can read the story here.

1 comment:

~Jenna's Baggs said...

pastor chad,
thanks for posting this! i am a homschool mother in nh and a christian, two strikes for us! please pray for our state and the rights of our families here!