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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Parents Oppose District’s Policy of ‘Interrogating’ Homeschoolers on Religious Beliefs

Prophecy Sign:  Information of interest


Maybe not prophetic in nature, but these news reports indicate a trend for authorities to become ever more interested in intervening into the personal family relationships of its citizens.  Soon it may even become illegal to teach biblical principals to your children as the authorities deem such teachings as hate-filled intolerance.  The smarter the authorities think they are, the more foolish and stupid they become.  A sign of the times?

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7 NIV
Do not speak to fools, for they will scorn your prudent words. Proverbs 23:9 NIV

Parents Oppose District’s Policy of ‘Interrogating’ Homeschoolers on Religious Beliefs
Hundreds of concerned parents in Virginia recently voiced opposition to a controversial policy that allows school officials to grill homeschool parents and students on their religious beliefs. In 2013, Goochland County Public Schools began requiring homeschool parents to reapply for a religious exemption to public education once their children turn 14 years old. The school district also requires homeschool families to write statements describing their religious beliefs.
“Before the School Board takes action on a request for a religious exemption, the parent must submit the application, a letter of statement explaining their bona fide religious beliefs and in the case of a student age 14 or older, a statement from the child stating his/her bona fide religious beliefs,” the school policy states. The policy also gives the school board permission to schedule meetings with homeschool parents and students to question their religious beliefs.

Maryland parents investigated for neglect after letting kids walk home alone from park
It was a one-mile walk home from a Silver Spring park on Georgia Avenue on a Saturday afternoon. But what the parents saw as a moment of independence for their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter, they say authorities viewed much differently. Danielle and Alexander Meitiv say they are being investigated for neglect for the Dec. 20 trek — in a case they say reflects a clash of ideas about how safe the world is and whether parents are free to make their own choices about raising their children. “We wouldn’t have let them do it if we didn’t think they were ready for it,” Danielle said.

Leaving school-aged children home alone could become illegal if court convicts Winnipeg mother
The act of leaving an elementary school child home alone could soon be explicitly illegal, depending on whether a Manitoba judge decides to convict a mother for leaving her six-year-old home alone for 90 minutes. Coming at the same time as a Maryland mother was investigated for letting her children walk to a park alone, the Manitoba case could signal the beginnings of a Canadian legal ban on latchkey kids — even when the child isn’t in danger. “The Crown is arguing that the inherent dangers of leaving the child in a house should be sufficient,” said Mike Law, lawyer for the accused Winnipeg mother, whose name has not been made public.

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