Obama administration takes sour view of home schooling
Ronald Reagan electrified the world when he demanded that the Berlin Wall be torn down. Barack Obama is helping to build a new one, even as the German government begins rounding up members of a despised religious minority.
The Romeike family was granted asylum in the United States because the German government was intent on wresting away the children and putting the parents in cages for the crime of home schooling their children, which is verboten in Germany, a legacy of the country‚Äôs totalitarian past. The Obama administration, which in other notable areas of immigration law has enacted a policy of ‚Äúdiscretion‚ÄĚ regarding deportations, took the Romeike family to court to have its asylum protections revoked, and succeeded in doing so. The family has appealed to the Supreme Court, which has ordered the Obama administration to respond to the Romeikes‚Äô petition, but the administration has so far...
This was written by J. Gresham Machen back in the 1920's. It seems the Liberals take over of childrens education and their minds is not a new concept.
Quote "It might seem as though with such laws obscurantism had reached its lowest possible depths. But there are depths lower still. In the state of Oregon, on Election Day, 1922, a law was passed by a referendum vote in accordance with which all children in the state are required to attend the public schools. Christian schools and private schools, at least in the all-important lower grades, are thus wiped out of existence. Such laws, which if the present temper of the people prevails will probably soon be extended far beyond the bounds of one state, mean of course the ultimate destruction of all real education. When one considers what the public schools of America in many places already are ‚ąí their materialism, their discouragement of any sustained intellectual effort, their encouragement of the dangerous pseudo-scientific fads of experimental psychology ‚ąí one can only be appalled by the thought of a commonwealth in which there is no escape from such a soul-killing system. But the principle of such laws and their ultimate tendency are far worse than the immediate results" [JGM from 'Christinaity and Liberalism']
Jim Lincoln wrote: Hmm, a forum was closed where I was going to post this. Oh, well. State Homeschool Organization Directory. I see they mentioned the Nebraska one, and the link they have for that seems to be correct, let's hope the rest of links are fine also. ---
Thanks for the posting the useful link in this "sour view" news item, Jim. It's good to be reminded how anti-freedom and anti-child the Obama administration has been and still is..
Hmm, a forum was closed where I was going to post this. Oh, well. State Homeschool Organization Directory. I see they mentioned the Nebraska one, and the link they have for that seems to be correct, let's hope the rest of links are fine also.
My original link for this seemed not to work for quite awhile, but either this link got reactivated or I forgot I updated it. NET: Home School Nebraska Now, at least when this one was made I remember it to be quite friendly towards homeschooling, I doubt if Nebraska Educational Television has changed any of it, but anyway, it is worth looking at. The teacher's union for the public schools have been advertising quite heavily lately and perhaps it reappeared to make a more balanced atmosphere?
The article that SA put up was quite good and well worth reading. Hmm, some home-schooling parents need to have studies revamped if they were wildly enthusiastic about Bush, however, and with time it was proved, Bush: Terrible President, Also Not a Smart Man.
pennnny wrote: there's as reason why when you go to commnt countries the walls are there -- its not to keep the people from neighboring countries from running in, its to keep their own people from escaping.
GsTexas wrote: So its okay for millions of illegal immigrants from Mexico to live here, but not okay if a family from Germany comes here legally just to homeschool their kids?
Independent minded people with educated children aren't likely to support Democrats nor leftist losers of any party. Nor can they be as easily manipulated into compliance with "national standards" (i.e. dumbing down) as defined and required by the state. Common Core comes to mind as just one part of this movement to teach what to think, not how to think. People such as the Romeike family are intrinsically threatening to the losers, for they reveal the flawed state education model for what it is.
GsTexas, Well said! The hypocrisy and blatantly subversive goals of this administration in its passion to replace hard-won American liberty with Big Brother socialist tyranny-- is utterly breathtaking.