Parents and Children Stand Up for Faith and Home-School

Parents have the right to direct the upbringing of their children.  This legal principle is supported by federal constitutional law, federal case law, and Virginia law.


Yet when parents choose to home-school their children for faith reasons they sometimes become targets of educational regulation, as happened recently in Goochland, VA.  The local CBS News affiliate covered the story at  http://wtvr.com/2015/01/14/goochland-co-school-board-votes-to-repeal-religious-exemption-policy-update/.  The policy in question required children ages 14 and up, who wanted to be home-schooled, to provide a statement about their religious beliefs to the school system. 


Because parents and children stood up for their rights the school plans to repeal its misplaced policy.  Learn more about parental rights in protecting the best interests of children at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1957143.

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