Skip to comments.Bill Will Force Home-Schoolers to Use State Lessons [semi-satire]
Posted on 02/24/2020 9:55:00 AM PST by John Semmens
Mississippi state Rep. John Hines Sr. (D-Greenville) has introduced legislation that would compel parents who home-school their children to use the same state approved lessons that public schools use to teach History and American Government.
Hines claims that "home-schoolers have too much freedom to teach their own children. The result is that these children are being denied their appropriate place among the collective body of students. They will have non-conforming opinions and beliefs that will increase the chance they will become social and political misfits. My bill will save these unfortunate children from that fate by either forcing their parents to replicate the teaching done in the public schools or convincing them that they may as well send their children to the public school where they will be properly instructed on what to think."
Mississippi Center for Public Policy (MCPP) communications director Brett Kittredge opposes the bill, calling it "an infringement on parental rights. It is our position that parents have the strongest motives for wanting to do what's best for their own children. Those that choose to home-school take on the considerable burden of educating their children. Their reasons for doing this stem from dissatisfaction with how the public schools will educate their children. Forcing them to replicate what goes on in the public schools does nothing to overcome the deficiencies that led to the decision to home-school. Considering the widely known failures of public schools there is no mandate for the coercion this bill envisions."
"The very fact that there is opposition to my bill shows why it is needed," Hines argued. "We need to cultivate a common set of values and beliefs among our children. The easiest way to achieve this is for all to be taught the same material in the same way. This will lessen disagreements and produce more harmony. Allowing home-schooling was a mistake. Ideally, all children should go to the same schools where they can learn the same lessons. We can at least mitigate the damage done by home-schooling if we control what parents are allowed to teach."
Meanwhile in neighboring Alabama, Rep. Rolanda Hollis (D) has introduced legislation that mandates involuntary sterilization of men who have either reached the age of 50 or have already fathered three or more children. Hollis calls her bill "a sensible step toward reducing the need to abort so many children. Personally, I'd favor castration as the best way for ensuring that a man could not cause an unwanted pregnancy, but my bill mercifully allows the targeted men to opt for vasectomies."
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“...too much freedom...”
All you really need to read in the entire article. Everything else is justification. It’s the essence refrained by almost all democrats and many republicans too.
[[Hines claims that “home-schoolers have too much freedom]]
Hmmmm- ‘too much freedom’? This is America Buddy- You don’t like freedom- move to china or NK
This has to be babylon-bee-like material>?
They will have non-conforming opinions and beliefs
Of course they will!
They will not have been brain washed by govt. run socialist agenda teachers.
Too much freedom..to what, learn in half the time it takes the govt. schools to teach something such as reading, writing, spelling, math?????
I thank God I was able to homeschool my kids years ago.
This is reality in Pennsylvania.
It’s why I moved.
No..the perp is “Amish”.
schools are gettign just horrible- parents shoudl start suing schools (since they have to pay for schools to indoctrinate4 their kids) for failing to give the kids a solid objective education free from PC nonsense and from liberal immoral objectives-
Ten years ago I took a new job in Baltimore and was faced with a decision. Give up many 2nd Amendment rights and live in Maryland or put up with Pennsylvania’s insane homeschool regulations. My wife called Home School Legal Defense and they recommended Maryland
Certainly this small example of where the country is must be sufficient to eliminate any absurd notion that the Republic and all our Constitutional freedoms can be restored without the complete destruction of the government schools and the communists employed by them to indoctrinate the government's children...
Until the former American concept of neighborhood "public schools" (ultimately controlled by the birth parents) is re-established, the government asylums will continue to produce the docile and ignorant serfs necessary for tyranny to exist and grow...
So, Rep. John Hines Sr. (D-Greenville) thinks that there is “too much freedom”... Typical control-freak, socialist Dimbocrat. And anti-American, at the very least.
Clean this up Mississippi.
State Sponsored lessons for education. In Mississippi.
That is a whole lot of comedy right there.
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