When I spoke last weekend at the gathering sponsored by Home Education Magazine and Westside Homeschoolers and Parents Association, I talked about many back door family intervention attempts by legislators and other policy makers in Illinois, Ohio and across the nation. Basically, I talked about the categories to the right under parental watch.
Here’s some promised links and I’ll keep adding:
By Susan Ryan
As a homeschooler, I’ve been following this daytime curfew ordinance in Rockford with some concern. I don’t live in Rockford, and after reading the information (“Committee lays over proposed truancy ordinance”) about this ordinance, I have little desire to visit Rockford.[...continued at site]
I wrote this above intending it to be a letter to the editor and not being able to find the word count limit. I didn’t expect it to be published as it was long, but Rock River Times called and asked if they could use it as an editorial. I thought about it for all of a split second and agreed.
A spirit group at the 420-student junior high has provided the regional superintendent’s office with the names of 80 students who have been truant, Bunner said today.
Alderman Wanda Rohlfs, who mentioned the possibility of badges identifying home schoolers, said, "I see an awful lot of kids in Scully Park," across from the Main Street Lincoln office she directs.
Valerie’s commentary and coverage on HEM News-Comm
Sounding the Alarm-Infant Mental Health
State and federal plans move forward written by Karen R. Effrem, MD
The Teenscreen Survey
In Illinois-the House passed a Resolution to "recommend that every young person should be screened once during childhood or adolescence to identify mental illness and prevent suicide" with the use of "the "Columbia TeenScreen Program", developed at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of Columbia University"
Did you know? Children’s mental health will be assessed along with their academic standards in the new proposed testing initiatives. Pregnant and new mothers will also be tested. Federal legislation is calling for this and recently the Illinois State Board of Education has been given the responsibility to develop the appropriate tests and policies to go along with this legislation.
Consider this quote:
"Every child in
entering school at the age of five is mentally ill because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our founding fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It’s up to you as teachers to make all these sick children well by creating the international child of the future." America
Harvard psychiatrist Chester M. Pierce, speaking as an expert in public education at the 1973 International Education Seminar
…..More at site
Lots of information about the ‘players’ and the tactics used to insert mental health screening into the norms of our society.
Increased Mental Health Screening? Are You Crazy!?!
Larry and Susan Kaseman in Home Education Magazine
Universal Preschool….The Universe is our Preschool
Diane Flynn Keith’s information site opposing universal preschool
Statehood or Parenthood?
Universalpreschool.com’s state news
Monica Boyer, President of the Indiana Childcare Association, Licensed Home Daycare Provider and mother of four gave testimony to Indiana legislators regarding the Indiana Children’s Mental Health Plan.
Monica’s battle is our battle even though she’s not a homeschooler. She is our ally and I’m glad to have her on our team!
Birth to Three System Celebrates Ten Years of Success
CT and just one example of the spread of Birth to Three programs across the nation