Parents Oppose District’s Policy of ‘Interrogating’ Homeschoolers on Religious Beliefs

Parents Oppose District’s Policy of ‘Interrogating’ Homeschoolers on Religious Beliefs.

As well they should!

GOOCHLAND, Va. – Hundreds of concerned parents in Virginia recently voiced opposition to a controversial policy that allows school officials to grill homeschool parents and students on their religious beliefs.

In 2013, Goochland County Public Schools began requiring homeschool parents to reapply for a religious exemption to public education once their children turn 14 years old. The school district also requires homeschool families to write statements describing their religious beliefs.

“Before the School Board takes action on a request for a religious exemption, the parent must submit the application, a letter of statement explaining their bona fide religious beliefs and in the case of a student age 14 or older, a statement from the child stating his/her bona fide religious beliefs,” the school policy states.

The policy also gives the school board permission to schedule meetings with homeschool parents and students to question their religious beliefs.

“The purpose of the meeting is for the School Board to determine whether the request for exemption is based upon a conscientious opposition to attendance at a public school or at a private, denominational, or parochial school due to bona fide religious training or beliefs,” the policy says. “Such meeting will be conducted in a closed meeting of the School Board.”

Why can’t they just accept the application as it is, take the parents’ decision as being made in good faith?

This is just to punish Christians, harassing them for deciding not to put their children through the public education propagandization / indoctrination program…

Ohio Bill to Repeal Common Core Standards Faces Opposition from Evolutionists

Ohio Bill to Repeal Common Core Standards Faces Opposition from Evolutionists.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Evolutionists are angered by a proposed bill in Ohio that would cut the state’s Common Core education requirements, thus allowing for creation/evolution debates in the classroom.

As previously reported, several U.S. states have rejected the nationalized Common Core curriculum due to the standards’ promotion of debatable issues, including evolution and man-made global warming. In many cases, Christian homeschooling families and organizations have led the fight against the controversial standards.

In Ohio, parents and educators alike have expressed displeasure over the recently-adopted Common Core requirements in their state. Robert Coburn, school board president for Garaway schools in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, told state lawmakers earlier this week that the students are “being handcuffed” by the nationalized curriculum.

“The loudest concern from the teachers and administrators was that they feel there is a loss of time for true education through creative, personalized teaching methods,” Coburn explained, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. “They have voiced to me and other board members that they feel the children in their classrooms are being handcuffed by the new rules and regulations.”