NH supreme court hears case of homeschooled girl ordered into public school – Roanoke Homeschooling | Examiner.com

NH supreme court hears case of homeschooled girl ordered into public school – Roanoke Homeschooling | Examiner.com.

“Homeschoolers must never take for granted the freedom to educate their children at home. As attested by the case of 8-year-old Domenic Johansson of Sweden, who was taken from his parents by the government and placed into foster care because his family homeschooled him, in many parts of the world, the freedom to homeschool is being challenged and revoked. Driven by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, there is a movement to curtail parental rights, and especially home education, through Europe and many other parts of the globe. It is this treaty which gives the government (more specifically an international committee of 18 individuals) the power to determine the “best interests of the child” over parents. Not surprisingly, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has been used to regulate or eliminate homeschooling in countries that have ratified it, as part of the child’s “freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds” (Article 13, part 1).”

~ by Majestic on March 15, 2011.

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