Friday, March 7, 2008

Courts: No Opt-Out Of "Credentialed" Indoctrination

A three-judge panel of the California Court of Appeal says parents in California have no legal right to home school. Even though the home-schooling program was in fact monitored by a Sunland Christian School, this wasn't enough for the judges:
The ruling reverses an earlier opinion from a Superior Court that found that “parents have a constitutional right to school their children in their own home.” But in his reversal, Croskey refers to what he calls the “ruse of enrolling [children] in a private school”, while actually “letting them stay home to be taught by a non-credentialed parent.”
As if "credentialed" teachers were actually doing a better job. At least parents will actually try to teach their children something, rather than just brainwashing them with militant leftist and secularist propaganda. At least, when children are home schooled by their parents, it's unlikely that their mandatory reading assignment would include a homosexual pornography book - as it recently happened at Deerfield High School in Deerfield, Illinois:
The book is called “Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes”. It had been assigned as required reading to a group of students at Deerfield High.
The book is full of vile language, overt racism, multiple uses of the “N-word”, and explicit sexual descriptions including vivid depictions of anal sodomy and one scene purportedly describing a sex act involving Mother Theresa.
That's the kind of "credentials" the courts consider to be more trustworthy than common sense of a parent. That's the kind of schools they want our children to attend.


BlackTsunami said...

Hey Leonard,

reading the part about Deerfield High School and I wanted to make you aware of a few things.

The play Angels in America was offered to the seniors only in an AP literature class.

Also, parents had to "opt-in" their children to read the book. If they did not want to read Angels in America, they could have chosen The Plague by Albert Camus.

This really isn't a case for concern if the parents agreed to allow their children to read Angels in America.

Leonard said...

That's not what other sources report. As far as they report - the book became "opt-in" only after the parents started complaining; before that it was a part of mandatory reading assignment.

But even if what you say is correct - books that promote homosexuality (let alone homosexual porn trash that would make any decent man vomit) should never have become part of a high-school curriculum. Neither as mandatory assignments, nor as "opt-ins".

There are plenty of other books, each - a masterpiece of the world literature, the students could have enjoyed. So there's no excuse for the school board that chose to spoon-feed the students with homosexual trash instead.