Thursday, March 12, 2009

NC Judge Orders Homeschool Mother to Put Kids in Public School

"Venessa Mills is fighting a legal battle for the heart and soul of homeschooling...Judge Ned W. Mangum stripped her of the right to homeschool, and ordered her three children to enter public school...Mills was forced to defend her right to homeschool during divorce proceedings brought on by her husband's unfaithfulness. Mr. Mills admitted, under oath, to repeatedly committing adultery. Even with abundant evidence showing the Mills children are well adjusted and well educated, Judge Mangum ruled overwhelmingly against Mrs. Mills on every point. He stated the children would do better in public school despite the fact that they are currently at or beyond their grade level. Evidence showed two children tested several grades ahead...he told Mrs. Mills public school will "challenge the ideas you've taught them." [link]

Let me distill the above for just a moment, and I urge you to read the article at the link I posted it has much more information in it. Venessa Mills was only involved in divorce proceedings and homeschooling was brought up. This should not have any bearing whatsoever on divorce proceedings unless the children are blatantly being abused. This judge, against all evidence forces Ms. Mills to enroll her children in public school to "challenge the ideas you've taught them." In other words this judge has told her send them to the government indoctrination centers for processing and brainwashing.

I for one hope she battles this to the supreme court and wins. I would also like to see judge Mangum get disbarred and get a dose of good old American Patriotism: