Parental Rights Under Threat

Posted by: Sarah Trost in Being Mommy, Homeschooling, Uncategorized No Comments »

If your children attend public school, you are among those parents whose rights will end the moment your child enters the school. That’s because in 2005 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found in Fields v. Palmdale School District “that the Meyer-Pierce right [of parents to direct the upbringing of their children] does not exist beyond the threshold of the school door.”

You read that right. Parental Rights “[do] not exist beyond the threshold of the school door.”

“We conclude that the parents are possessed of no constitutional right to prevent the public schools from providing information on the subject [of sexuality] to their students in any forum or manner they select” (emphasis added).

Of course, most parents contend they don’t have a choice in where their children are schooled. Either economic constraints or personal circumstances leave them with no practical alternative to the local public school. And that leaves no parental rights at all.

Please act to reverse this assault by big government courts against parental rights. Sign the petition and get more information at

an aspie son interviews mom

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What kids say

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The other day I listened to the girls in their usual round of “Old McDonald Has a Farm.” After all the animals had been named, the next line they sang was “Old McDonald had a farm, E I E I O. And on his farm he had lots of poop, E I E I O. With Lots of poop here, and lots of poop there. Here lots of poop, there lots of poop, everywhere lots of poop. Old McDonald had a farm, E I E I O.”

Oh my, well with all those animals surely there was lots of poop, right? hehe

Then they followed it with “Old McDonald had a farm, E I E I O. And on his farm he had a wife, E I E I O. With a “Get to work here” and a “Get to work there” here a “get to work” there a “get to work” everywhere a “get to work.” Old McDonald had a farm, E I E I O.”

I was laughing before, but that was just hysterical!


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Uniting Church and Family

Includes articles from Scott Brown and others on family integrated church.

being a housewife

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Great article from John Calvin on being a housewife!

And if men say, “What is this? A woman playeth the housewife, she spinneth on her distaff, and this is all that women can do.” As in deed there are a number of fools that when they speak of women’s distaffs, of seeing to their children, will make a scorn of it, and despise it. But what then? What saith the heavenly Judge? That he is well pleased with it, and accepteth of it, and putteth it in his reckoning. So then let women learn to rejoice when they do their duty, and though the world despise it, let this comfort sweeten all respect they might have that way, and say, “God seeth me here, and his Angels, who are sufficient witnesses of my doings, although the world do not allow of them.”

TX parents upset at text messaging homework

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Boy am I glad my children are homeschooling. Only when YOU are the teacher are you in full control of what your children are learning. Am I raising sheltered children? Well, better sheltered then asking “Why would someone be naked in front of the computer?

Parents are upset after a _Texas_
(,2933,296132,00.html#) middle school math teacher handed out a homework assignment to
his sixth-grade class to find out the meaning of some text messaging
Some of the 20 abbreviations translated to “keeping parents clueless”
and”nude in front of the computer.”
Alicia Byars, the parent of an 11-year-old student in the class at Jackson
Middle School, wants the teacher fired.

“I don’t understand. I’m actually in shock,” Byars said. “Now I’m faced to
the situation ‘what does this mean, Mommy?’

The school district said it spoke to the teacher, but would not comment on
any disciplinary action taken against the teacher.
“He did come away from the district’s curriculum to give this activity to
those kids,” said Sam Buchmeyer, a spokesman for the Grand Prairie School

Another parent doesn’t think that’s good enough.
“He’s a teacher, he needs to be held responsible,

” said Jeff Travis.