Not England, Too?

You just never know when and where the next tangle will happen. This is sad. But read it.

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

4 thoughts on “Not England, Too?

  1. This is outrageous. Seems like they are using this family but nothing makes sense. The vacation was planned before the guidelines changed. I’m happy the family took the vacation. Certainly they will never forget it, and for reasons they never suspected as well! Keep us posted on the updates. Hopefully they’ll waiver the fees, but prison time doesn’t seem to fit the situation either. Precedent is the Love of Family, we don’t have to Love the Laws if they are not fairly represented when abiding by them failed because of a loophole unbeknown to the parents. Take care and stay safe. Edie

  2. You are so right, Edie. This poor family chose to guide the children’s education for a very short time and got a rude surprise.
    That is what home schoolers face all the time. Even in the U.S., even in states that have laxer education laws, we just never know when this ugliness will pop up. If you search “Germany” on my site, you will find it even worse in Hitler’s homeland, these days.
    The fact that no one here HAS to institutionalize their children means that those who do, are doing so by choice. Each home educator reminds them of this fact. And they do not like it.
    You know, the Bible says that when Noah built the Ark, his obedience condemned the world. I don’t think he went around consumed with condemning people. I think he was busy building and he tried to convince people to believe his God. No one did, though.
    We homeschoolers sort of face that same accusation, that we are trying to be holier, when really we are just trying to be safer. It gets under people’s skin, even in the countries that have more freedoms.
    In the U.S., we watch out for this kind of ugliness in Europe, because it portends ill for us.

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