A Parade poll, teacher cruelty and more…

Parade Magazine that is inserted into papers all over the country, has a poll in this weeks issue that asks, Should Home-Schooling Be Illegal? It is in response to the California Appellate Court decision, ” In re Rachel L” that had been issued on February 28, 2008 and the upcoming rehearing concerning the case there.

Susan at Corn and Oil and Dana at Principled Discovery have some excellent posts up about Educational Anarchy. I think we have been anarchists for years, but it will be interesting to watch how the California case proceeds this week.

Valerie Bonham Moon at HEM News and Commentary has information on the situation last week where a school teacher asked her young students to tell a young classmate what they disliked about him??? The teacher then had the children vote whether or not they wanted the young boy to stay and they voted him out of the class. Valerie has links to an interview with the Mom and other resources on the attack that this teacher initiated. I find the whole situation unbelievable.

Toni over at Musings in NC has been sharing her thoughts on the Lynn Paddock trial. She is wisely and kindly not sharing the testimony of the children, but I know that as important updates occur, you can check her blog for her local insight.

Finally this week, the courts in Texas ruled that the FLDS children were wrongfully removed from their homes and they will be returned to their families.

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2 Responses to “A Parade poll, teacher cruelty and more…”

  1. Susan on June 2nd, 2008 8:23 am

    Good synopsis of what seems to be wrong in our country right now starting out with media soundbites. The Florida mom was awesome and I hope she stays empowered enough to find other options than that school.
    The situation in TX is such a complicated mess. But the removal of all the children (including the nursing babes) just breaks my heart.
    The more personal and unsettling aspect of that is the same sort of attitude in the hospital when my kids were born. If the babes went out of my sight, I learned that a bottle was very often given to them, despite my instructions that they would only be nursed.
    We didn’t stay in the hospital long for that very reason. We didn’t seem to be in charge of our children.

  2. admin on June 2nd, 2008 9:35 am

    It is hard to believe that it all has been happening. I recall the same frustration at one of the hospitals we were at, but thankfully the next birth was at a birthing center that insisted the babies stay 24/7 with the Mom’s. Lately, I’ve read a lot about midwives being under scrutiny.

    It seems that in the last 10-20 years, we have seen a lot of standards based practices added, not only in schools, but in health care, child care and any other spot that others can tell families how to live properly. – Mary