Maybe there is more going on there, but forcing the mother to send her daughter to public school is a violation of her right to homeschool.
If some activist judge can do it for that reason to her, any activist judge can do it to any other homeschooler for the exact same reason.
It sets a dangerous precedent when the judge rules like this on a case where it’s clearly the non-custodial father is trying to mess up their lives.
The other thing is, in cases like this, the judgment usually tends to favor the public school side. Why do you suppose that is?
If there is some real issue about what the child is being taught religiously, then sending them to school is not the solution, unless the judge is implicitly stating that the schools are in fact, teaching religion.
After all, part of the ruling was that the mother’s religious teaching as the article implies here.....
“In the process of renegotiating the terms of a parenting plan for the girl, the guardian ad litem concluded that the girl ‘appeared to reflect her mother’s rigidity on questions of faith’ and that the girl’s interests ‘would be best served by exposure to a public school setting.’”
Yep. “Your kid’s doing terrific in every way... except she’s too Christian.”
Anyone imagine that this would be a problem if the child were “too rigid” in her support of abortion rights, her preference for government healthcare, her admiration for Obama?
I don’t know about you, but I would defy this order,
even if it meant leaving the country.
I’d be moving.
In fact, if the girl and her mother want to move into my house here in MI, where homeschool laws are easy, they are more than welcome to.
I have a 10 year old who would like a study mate.
The custody agreement gives the father rights as well. While I think he is being a jerk he still has some rights in how his daughter is raised.
“its clearly the non-custodial father is trying to mess up their lives.”
How do you know he is ‘trying to mess up her life’, he may genuinely believe its better for her.
What are the laws regarding impeaching judges in New Hampshire?
Unless there’s a missing piece, that mom should challenge this with both barrels. Guardian ad Litem is strictly a volunteer position, NO training, NO professional degree needed, who talks to the child and gives his (the GAL’s) opinion to the judge.
Where’s HSLDA in all of this? And why are they not involved?