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Mississippi Judge Takes on Homeschoolers

Susan Ryan 12 April 2011 No Comment
[This article was syndicated via RSS from Illinois Review. The views represented do not necessarily represent those of the Chicago Daily Observer.]

by Susan Ryan

A Mississippi judge continues to take on homeschoolers.  Updated: District 13 judge demands info on all homeschoolers - Ramblings, Rants & Remedies

According to courthouse conversations I had on Monday (I'm not sure if I should mention names here, so I won't), the general opinion is that Judge Walker may be attempting to determine which families are legitimately homeschooling and which are using the homeschool statute to circumvent compulsory attendance laws.  The ultimate goal seems to be prosecuting the parents of juveniles who show up in his youth court and who appear not to be receiving legitimate homeschool instruction as well as to flush out other "fake homeschoolers." 

This sounds too familiar. Illinois' State Senator Ed Maloney and other legislators are trying to chase down "truant homeschoolers" by trying to register all homeschoolers.  They're using the legislative branch and they're not done yet.  Even after 4,000 homeschoolers visited the Capitol.  They should tread carefully.  Next time, we'll bring many more.

Natalie's Nexus has the proof - what was this judge drinking? -  in her posts.  This is a judicial lead I don't believe I've seen anywhere before.  It's happening in Mississippi, but we should all pay attention.

Bad spot for those Mississipppi government officials who want nothing to do with this, but could be in contempt if they don't comply.

State governments gone mad - in Mississippi, Illinois and so many other states.

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