Another homeschooler passed this video on…..
We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had a private notion of children: ‘your kid is yours and totally your responsibility'”. “We have to break through our private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to whole communities.” ~Melissa Harris-Perry
Video of Ms. Perry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=N3qtpdSQox0
While I understand that this woman truly believes what she is saying is for the ‘good’, it is a scary scary scary notion in the hands of the wrong people.
If you all have not gone to www.parentalrights.org
and read on up on the Parental Rights Amendment, please do so. This is a grassroots work to get an amendment added to our US Constitution
that states that our children our OUR children (simply put). The reason this is so important is that there is strong possibility that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
Treaty may be ratified. If the United States
ratifies this UN Treaty without the Parental Rights Amendment already in place, then (in a very simplified and scary scenario) your child has a right to take you to court if he/she doesn’t like a decision you made and the court will decide who is right and it takes raising your children out of your hands and into the court system. If the UN
Treaty is ratified to our US Constitution, the court system will make their decision based on that treaty
. This is a very simplified explanation. PLEASE go to: Parental Rights Amendment: Understanding the Issue
and read up on this whole thing. It is a very important parenting
and homeschooling issue.
We must be diligent in keeping our Parental and Homeschooling