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Friday, March 13, 2009

Homeschoolers, take note of this one...

Raleigh, N.C.-A judge in Wake County said three Raleigh children need to switch from home school to public school. Judge Ned Mangum is presiding over divorce proceedings of the children's parents, Thomas and Vanessa Mills.

Venessa Mills was in the fourth year of home schooling her children who are 10, 11 and 12 years old. They have tested two years above their grade levels, she said. (That should be easily verifiable. Once it is I'd think it would play a role in the judge's decision. Or not, as evidenced here.)

"We have math, reading; we have grammar, science, music,” Venessa Mills said.
Her lessons also have a religious slant, which the judge said was the root of the problem.
( Shouldn't the prohibition of government establishing/endorsing a particular religion carry over into not prohibiting any particular religion? Within reason of course, a "religion" that endorses honor killings and discrimination against females should be banned. Or so you would think.)

"My teaching is strictly out of the Bible, and it's very clear. It is very evident so I just choose to follow the Bible,” Venessa Mills said. (Probably follows that Jesus fellow and his teachings. A real Neanderthal.)

In an affidavit filed Friday in the divorce case, Thomas Mills stated that he "objected to the children being removed from public school." He said Venessa Mills decided to home school after getting involved with Sound Doctrine church "where all children are home schooled."

Thomas Mills also said he was "concerned about the children's religious-based science curriculum" and that he wants "the children to be exposed to mainstream science, even if they eventually choose to believe creationism over evolution." (This sounds so much like the typical pissing contest that goes on in divorce courts.)

In a verbal ruling, Mangum said the children should go to public school.

"He was upfront and said that, 'It's not about religion.' But yet when it came down to his ruling and reasons why, 'He said this would be a good opportunity for the children to be tested in the beliefs that I have taught them,'" Venessa Mills said. (But it's not about religion. Noted.)

All sides agree the children have thrived with home school, and Vanessa Mills thinks that should be reason enough to continue teaching at home. (Only in a sane world, lady.)

"I cannot sit back and allow this to happen to other home schoolers. I don't want it happening to my children,” Venessa Mills said.

Mangum said he wouldn't talk with WRAL News Thursday about the details of the case because he hasn't issued a written ruling yet. He said he expected to sign it in a few weeks.

An estimated 71,566 students were taught at home during the 2007-08 school year, according to figures released by the state Division of Non-Public Education. The enrollment amounts to about 4 percent of students ages 7 to 16 in North Carolina – students in that age range are required by state law to attend school. About two-thirds of the schools classified themselves as religious schools.

Home school students and their parents plan to come to Raleigh on March 24 to lobby at the state Legislature. They want to demonstrate they have a strong voice regarding education. (Good luck to them, they'll need it with nitwit judges like the one mentioned in this article to contend with.)


Harry said...

It's sad how so many in the mainstream are demonizing homeschoolers, especially when, from what I've seen they turn out a better "product". As usual, politics trump results.

Anonymous said...

I've linked to and quoted your article for BlogWatch: Education which is a collection of articles on public schools.

I posted regarding this yesterday as a prayer alert Pray for Venessa Mills' Children to be allowed homeschooling the last thing these children need while facing a breakup of their family is to lose more time with them, taken from a loving environment, and placed in a public school. Can anybody in their right mind think this is best for the children. How can the Judge whose job it is to look after the children justify this! He has seen data from attorneys who argue before him this or that is better for children.

Pls pray, and if God leads you to do something more then pls do.

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