Tuesday, August 09, 2005

"Parental Rights vs. Public Schools"

This article ties in nicely with my last post about protecting children in a culture that's "gone mad." A father in Massachusetts is in a legal battle with a school district that refuses to notify parents prior to teaching kindergarten children about families with same-gender parents. The district asserts that the topic of same-gender marriages or parents is not teaching about "sexuality" and doesn't meet their requirements for parental notification, and they thus refuse to honor his request for prior notice.

Schools assuming they have the right to act "in loco parentis" and make decisions which properly belong to parents is something with which I had regular experience before I decided to begin homeschooling. There are, of course, exceptions, but unfortunately all too often the same public school administrators who encourage -- even beg -- parents to be involved seem to want that parental involvement only when it suits the school, rather than respecting parental authority and input.


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