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
Please note the email below…. While at this time the treaty has not been passed, I would like to take the time to encourage you to enroll in HSLDA services, not only be aware and alert of changing laws and treaties but if you find yourself in a situation where you need legal help for your schooling needs or rights, they will assist you. I pay a small monthly fee for their services should I ever need them or you can receive a homeschool discount on your annual membership price for being a part of a group in your area.
From the HSLDA E-lert Service…
Senate Rejects Ratification of UN Disabilities Treaty
Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,
Due to your calls, emails, and office visits, the Senate minority
stood strong and ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was rejected by the U.S. Senate a
short time ago.
The CRPD, which would take away American sovereignty and threaten
parental rights, needed two-thirds of the Senate in order to pass.
Although it gained a majority of votes, it failed on a vote of 61-38.
This is a great victory for parental rights, homeschool freedom, and
children with special needs. The U.S. Senate rejected a treaty which
would have allowed UN bureaucrats to decide what is in the “best
interests” of children with disabilities, instead leaving those
decisions with parents and caregivers, which is what existing U.S. law
already requires. Visit http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16434 to
find out why HSLDA opposed this treaty.
We encourage you to visit http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16435 to
find out how your senators voted, and please send them an email of
thanks (this information will be posted in a few hours, but we wanted
to let you know this good news right now).
Yet despite this victory, the battle is not over. This treaty and
other dangerous UN treaties can come up at any time. We must stay
informed and be ready at any moment to take action again. Without a
Parental Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would
supersede these treaties, we are susceptible to these constant attacks
against our rights as Americans and the right the raise our children
how we see fit. You can find out more about the Parental Rights
Amendment at http://www.hslda.org/elink.asp?id=16436 .
Thank you again to all of you who took action against this treaty and
special thanks to those of you in the Congressional Action Program
(CAP) who came out to Washington, D.C. to lobby senators against the
J. Michael Smith
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The following email was shared on an email group:
“I wanted to share this info with you. Hillsdale College is offering a free
10 week non-credit Class, Constitution 101 (link below) followed by a second
class Constitution 102. There is also a History 101: Western Heritage,
Genesis-John Locke. The courses are free, although they do ask for a
donation (not required) I’ve been doing this course with my high school senior and wanted to share
it with all of you. We are really enjoying it“……