This morning as I typed my ” being made perfect” blog post, a friend sent me a private message.
She is local to me, this is someone who is part of our homeschool co op. This is her first year homeschooling, so naturally she was panicked when the following transpired.
The local middle school guidance counselor, we’ll call her Mrs. Malyer, had made contact with the local truancy officer who we will call…Mrs. Sullins. Mrs Malyer had voiced concern that this child was being homeschooled, she didn’t “feel” that the mother was capable of providing an adequate education for the child at home and felt that homeschool was not a “good fit” for the child. At this point then a third person became involved from the central boe saying that the parent had not provided an outline of the curriculum. Take note here…..there are THREE people here now who are “concerned” that the parent is homeschooling…..so what happens??
Truancy officer calls mom. Talk about intimidation!!! These three CONSPIRED to intimidate this mother. They made a point to have the truancy officer call her home and intimidate her by suggesting that she was incapable, and that homeschool they felt was not a good fit for her child.
ALL homeschooling moms have this fear of being inadequate…and these three people played right off it!!! I am stark raving mad over this.
In case you aren’t aware, because of the provision in the 10th amendment that all things not directly outlined as being regulated by the government are then to be governed by the people, we are PROTECTED constitutionally. There is no mention anywhere in the constitution regarding education and thus, those decisions are left strictly to the people.
IF EVER you find yourself being intimidated by the idiots of the public sector, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE call the HSLDA. Make SURE you have the names of the officials involved and report them. SEND A MESSAGE…..SEND THE MESSAGE THAT WE WON’T BACK DOWN.
I wish they’d call me….I have a reply…
Oh you don’t feel I’m adequate? Well I don’t feel you are adequate to provide for the safety or education for the 4+ thousand students in your school system says the AYP you haven’t met in 5 years…..not only that honey but I don’t think you’re capable of backing up your allegation that I’m incapable and by the way babe you just violated my civil rights so standby for a call from my lawyer and the aclu.