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    Re: Home-schooler ordered to attend public school

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I don't think the government should order any "home-schooler" to attend public schools. I think that is the parents personal right.

    That said....I have never met someone who was home-schooled that isn't a complete freak and who isn't "socially retarded". Maybe there are some who don't fit this stereotype, but I've known 20-30 in my life and they all are extremely strange and awkward.
    I taught high school students that came out of home school situations. They were among the brightest students and the most well adjusted in terms of peer interaction. Not sure what you are encountering, but people in public schools and private schools can be just as awkward.
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    Re: Home-schooler ordered to attend public school

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The question is not whether the child was making acceptable progress, but where the child will do best. With the parents split, the court appointed guardian decided the child would do best in school. Normally I am 100 % opposed to the government getting involved in deciding what is best for kids, but with the parent's split on the issue, and the father taking it to court, they had no choice.

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    I disagree, with there being no compelling evidence of abuse or educational neglect, there is no reason to adjust the child's educational situation.
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    Re: Home-schooler ordered to attend public school

    As much as I support home-schooling, it sounds as this decision was to defer to the father's wishes for a more well-rounded educational environment for his child to be educated in. Although he is the non[custodial parent, he stills wants to have some say in the upbringing of his child.

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    Re: Home-schooler ordered to attend public school

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I disagree, with there being no compelling evidence of abuse or educational neglect, there is no reason to adjust the child's educational situation.
    Ordinarily, I would agree, and go further even, except that the father brought the issue to court. At that point, a positive decision is needed.

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    Re: Home-schooler ordered to attend public school

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Ordinarily, I would agree, and go further even, except that the father brought the issue to court. At that point, a positive decision is needed.
    But why?

    If for arguments sake, nothing changes except the location of where the student is being educated, then what purpose does it serve?

    The judge hasn't made a relevant case of why she should be forced to go to a government school.
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    Re: Home-schooler ordered to attend public school

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    But why?

    If for arguments sake, nothing changes except the location of where the student is being educated, then what purpose does it serve?

    The judge hasn't made a relevant case of why she should be forced to go to a government school.


    Based on the judge's comments, he does sound biased.

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    Re: Home-schooler ordered to attend public school

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    But why?

    If for arguments sake, nothing changes except the location of where the student is being educated, then what purpose does it serve?

    The judge hasn't made a relevant case of why she should be forced to go to a government school.
    The guardian the court appointed did not agree that only the location of where the student is being educated would change.

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    Re: Home-schooler ordered to attend public school

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Based on the judge's comments, he does sound biased.
    There is a built in bias with most people, I know I used to have it.

    I used to say all the cliche crap about socialization and all that jazz but it is simply an unfounded prejudice.
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    Re: Home-schooler ordered to attend public school

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The guardian the court appointed did not agree that only the location of where the student is being educated would change.
    The guardian nor the judge has not brought forth any evidence that she is being abused or her education is being neglected.

    As for her religious teaching, I'll admit it is a bit rigid but do you really think that will end because she is in a government school?

    What about the constitutional rights of freedom of association and freedom of religion?
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    Re: Home-schooler ordered to attend public school

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    There is a built in bias with most peopl, I know I used to have it.

    I used to say all the cliche crap about socialization and all that jazz but it is simply an unfounded prejudice.
    You and I have debated this before...I do not agree that the socialization stuff is unfounded prejudice. However, in the case at hand, it seems that the court took a parental custody situation as more important in determining the education of the child than the child's education. If there was evidence that the child's education was being negatively effected by the home-schooling provided, then I'm not so certain I agree with this decision...just based on religious bias. I agree that each parent should have equal say in the matter, but the welfare of the child should come first. Changing one's educational situation can be detrimental to that child, emotionally.
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