Homeschoolers in Northern Ireland Look for Help to Oppose Onerous New Regulations
Citing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Northern Ireland education authorities are threatening homeschooling freedom with a new and imperious policy.
The proposed policy grants government agents sweeping power over homeschooling in Northern Ireland. The proposal tracks with requirements imposed by the UNCRC such as requiring that government assessors seek the â€śopinion of the childâ€ť to determine whether or not parents are providing a suitable education. The policy is a frontal attack on the rights of parents and families to be free from unwarranted and unreasonable government interference and shows how UN treaties are a threat to educational freedom everywhere....
I doubt if it's a threat to homeschooling everywhere. The US has a strong distaste for the UN, and just ignores it, in such matters. The people in Northern Ireland just need to deflect the attention to the Romish parochial schools, and suddenly their problems will vanish.