Skip to comments.Most Threatening Homeschool Bill in the Nation
Posted on 02/22/2012 8:51:32 AM PST by Sopater
On February 13, 2012, Representative Bob Evans (District 91) filed a bill in the Mississippi Legislature that would require parents to obtain permission from a judge to homeschool their children. House Bill 464 would impose a duty on school attendance officers to collect and maintain unspecified and unlimited information on all children being homeschooled and to report this information to the judge of the youth court or chancery court. This information would be used for the purpose of exempting such children from the truancy laws of this state. There is no requirement in the bill that there be any case before the judge involving the child whose home instruction program was being reviewed. The judge could simply review the information from the attendance officer and decide that a childs home instruction program was insufficient, using whatever standard the judge wanted to apply.
Unfortunately, this sounds all too familiar to homeschoolers in Mississippi.
On March 23, 2011, Judge Joe Dale Walker of the Chancery Court of the Thirteenth District issued an order requiring attendance officers to provide to him the names and addresses of all students and their parents within his jurisdiction who were in a home instruction program. There was no case in Judge Walkers court involving any homeschooling family for which he supposedly needed this information. According to Judge Walker, the purpose of his order was to enforce the compulsory school attendance law . HSLDA represented families from each of the five counties within the Thirteenth District and challenged Judge Walkers order in the Mississippi Supreme Court. On April 21, 2011, the court granted our petition and vacated the order. (You may read our article about this case online.)
But Representative Evans bill would accomplish even more than Judge Walker envisioned in his order last year. (Perhaps it is no mere coincidence that Representative Evans and Judge Walker share the same hometown in Mississippi where they are both lawyers.) If this bill were to pass, youth court and chancery court judges would rule homeschooling in Mississippi. They alone would have the authority to decide whether a family might continue to homeschool, even when the family had not been accused of failing to comply with the law. Mississippi would change from one of the best states in which to homeschool to the absolute worst.
Prompted by Home School Legal Defense Associations e-lert to our members and friends in Mississippi on February 15, 2012, hundreds of homeschoolers contacted members of the two legislative committees to which the bill had been assigned. After only a few hours, key legislators offered assurances that HB 464 would not go anywhere in these committees. They complained that they were not able to give attention to other bills because of all the calls and emails they were receiving about HB 464. The homeschoolers had gotten their attention.
In response to the many calls and emails Representative Evans received from outraged parents, he formulated a standard email reply, expressing his support of their right to teach their children at home. He said that passage of the bill would mean that your children and all other home-schooled children will be protected from unwarranted government intervention . We can only imagine what the bill would say if Representative Evans were not a friend of homeschooling.
When will you need a Judge’s permission to take your children with you when you move out of Mississippi?
If my children were still in school, I would not only take them out of Mississippi, I would take them out of this country. PERMANENTLY until they were 18, then the choice would be theirs.
It is all about the money. Schools routinely get reimbursed for the students actually attending. Fewer students, less money. It is not about education
And the chances of this bill passing the Mississippi state legislature is?
is this a dim or is he a repube????
A dim in a VERY gerrymandered district
Ping your lists!
While you were sleeping, schools have been nationalized.
In this video series with Alex Jones, Charlotte says that she has documents that say that there will be no private schools in America.
13:58 on the first video taking tax money means you will take the test
School to work is mentioned.
Life in America Under Agenda 21 with whistleblower Charlotte Iserbyt 1/4
In this video at the very beginning, she says that
language that prohibits tax money going to religious schools is removed.
Life in America Under Agenda 21 with whistleblower Charlotte Iserbyt 2/4
Life in America Under Agenda 21 with whistleblower Charlotte Iserbyt 3/4
Life in America Under Agenda 21 with whistleblower Charlotte Iserbyt 4/4
sorry alex jones is as nutty as ron paul
Charlotte does the talking
if I were a legislator in the deep south who tried this I’d invest in an iron collar and some type of body spray that tar won’t stick to
alex and the people he comes up with are Jesse Ventura over the top.....
Charlotte Iserbyt website
about the author
List of pdf files
WARNING the following is pure sarcasm to illustrate the absurdity of government intervention.
There is a very simple solution that the government already provides and highly encourages which will prevent any of these school choice issues.
Simply exercise your choice to kill your child before they are born or shortly thereafter (and make liberals very happy and BO just loves the partial birth abortion) that way you will not have a problem attempting to exercise your CHOICE over schooling. Problem solved. You were just attempting “choice” that government and their commie union buddies do not approve of.
See how simple it is when you follow government’s recommended and approved method of choice?
Also, using this government approved method of choice, another confrontation with government would be avoided in later life if the person was in extreme pain and wanted to die.
The problem is, once you are born, all choice goes away thanks to government intervention. If they cannot nudge you to make the right choice (in their commie minds) they will tax you to make the right choice or if all fails they will use the full brute force of government to insure the right choice.
I’m going to guess.....Evans is a Democrat.
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