She’s “lucky” the government acted fast?
This is so many kinds of crazy that it’s bizarre.
No. She was not “lucky” any more than any abuse victim is “lucky”. Her parents denied her key documents and yet they are not behind bars for what they did. They suffered nothing.
Getting her birth certificate should have been as easy as running down to the courthouse and getting a copy. She was denied a fundamental right of an American for a year, and it took her OVER two years to get things straight. All while she was denied the liberties that were her birthright.
The “accusations” of protecting child abusers and aiding them are not unfounded.
They advocate for fewer restrictions on homeschooling which allow cases of abuse to happen. There is NOTHING wrong with ensuring students who are home are educated. Educational neglect via homeschooling is a huge problem. There’s always the line “well public school fails kids, too”…but pointing the finger back to the state is not a real issue.
They were against “unschooling” until very recently, and only now begrudgingly support it.
They have also manufactured crisis’ in many states by intentionally manipulating the way laws are written and then striking them down as a whole.
They are VERY against homeschoolers using public school facilities for matters of schooling. They have encouraged laws to be written so that a child cannot attend an actual class at a school, but can do sports/music/art/after school programs. These schools were WILLING to let homeschoolers into their primary classrooms but HSLDA made laws so that homeschoolers had rights to “facilities” but no right to go to class!!!
They also have denied helping single women homeschool when it was against the non-custodial father’s wishes because of their view of patriarchy. It seems they recently did take a case of a mother VS a father but there are many complaints that they believe a father’s right is supreme.
Note, I am not saying everything they do is bad, but they have done bad things.
You might consider homeschooling a privilege, but it is one that is abused many times over. Again, look at the sight “Coalition for Responsible Homeschooling”. You may get some insight into just what is going on in the “homeschooling” world.
And understand this: I AM a homeschooler parent. I homeschooled my niece. I run a co-op. I follow the laws. And HSLDA is NOT on “my” side. My perogiave is that every child recieve the education they need. Homeschool should NEVER be an avenue for educational neglect, no matter how “bad” the schools are.