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Sandy Hook Blame Game

 Government Blame Game

Government fails in its elementary duty to protect kids at a government school where it forbade its citizens from possessing weapons for self defense.  Kids are slaughtered.  The government solution:  regulate home schoolers!

 

Under a new law proposed this week by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, every homeschooling parent with a child who has been labeled with a behavioral or emotional problem would be forced to submit to a host of strict, burdensome regulations.

The scheme put forth in the commission’s draft recommendations on mental health would require homeschooling parents to submit individual education plans regularly to a local education bureaucrat.

School officials could then decree whether parents may continue to educate their own children, reports the Connecticut Post. Administrators could pull the plug on any parents’ homeschooling by declaring that the child failed to make “adequate progress.”

Go here to read the rest.  Government:  finding someone else to blame since the Garden of Eden.  The truly hilarious thing about this is that the mother of the murderer, Nancy Lanza, battled with school officials for years to get her son the services he needed, before withdrawing him from high school out of desperation when he was 16.  Adam Lanza spent almost all of his educational years in public schools with his mother continually indicating that he had problems, and school officials steadfastly ignoring the problems.  Yep, homeschooling was the culprit.  Sure.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

13 Comments

  1. This is one (of ten million) reason we cannot trust these people with any more than severely-limited powers. Every tragedy and catastrophe is subverted to advance the agenda. The modus is universal deceit and coersion.
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    And so, everything they attempt both is a failure and an addition to our woes.

  2. “Every tragedy and catastrophe is subverted to advance the agenda. The modus is universal deceit and coercion.”
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    Usurping more power to dictate. Sounds like the state of communism.

  3. Lovely.
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    I’ve have two children with dyslexia, diagnosed by a neuropsych who was paid by us, not the local school district. At the time of the diagnosis of DS#1, the neuropsych also noticed (by testing) he was anxious and depressed. No surprises. People with learning disorders or differences are often anxious and depressed, (especially once they get to those early teen years and realize their non-dyslexic/non-LD buddies are zooming past them academically.) It was no surprise either when DS#3 was also found to be depressed and anxious when he was tested for dyslexia
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    DS#1 managed to “get over it” as he got older and achieved in other areas (a job for which he became a certified professional by the age of 16 helps a lot. Seriously, how many other 16 year old boys get to put letters after their signature? Even their father doesn’t have that one!)
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    DS#3 is coming along, but has much more severe dyslexia. Public schooling in our town is simply not an option. He has made progress (documented by the neuropsycho) but probably not enough for the school bureaucrats. I have friends in the local public school system. Very unlikely they would be able to do anything for him. A local private school lets him attend part time, and that has been of useful for “socialization” purposes and confidence building.

  4. I recall DJ some three years running when my son Larry was in grammar school when at a meeting, his teacher for the year, a different one each year, would opine that Larry couldn’t read. Each year I would have Larry brought from his class, given a book at random and he would read. This of course would be with my wife constantly advising his teachers that Larry, even though autistic, could read, something I taught him to do when he was four, and which I practiced with him every morning until his death. There are good teachers out there, but there are many who simply fill up space.

  5. The Lanzas had separated and divorced, and he had remarried, before their son committed his terrible crime. Perhaps the state could pass laws ensuring at-risk children enjoy the benefit of both parents living in the home and cooperating in the care of the child, in order to prevent further loss of life.

  6. Homeschooling should be seen as a civil right. On the other hand, it is understandable that society needs to be protected from the small minority of mentally ill persons who show a tendency toward violence. This need has nothing to do with homeschooling – other means need to be found to achieve this.

    So, the law requires “adequate progress” to an educational plan? What does that have to do with anything? Here is a disclosure for you: a godson of mine and my son’s confirmation sponsor both socialized with Adam Lanza on a few occasions. They told me he was one of the smartest people they had ever met. I’d bet he would have done fine progress with his educational plan.

    Also, I believe CT law still allows people to just drop out at 16. Why not just do that, and thus escape the oversight? Heck, many who do drop out engage in shootings too. Unlike Adam Lanza their victims are on agerage older and less white.

  7. Tom D.: “Homeschooling should be seen as a civil right.”
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    Homeschooling is a civil right, a natural God-given parental right, assumed by the government. Homeschooling ought to be seen as a civil right. The money and power involved has caused government to take a strong arm power trip.

  8. Every tragedy and catastrophe is subverted to advance the agenda.

    Yeah, I am recalling that the Congressional Democratic caucus responded to 9/11 by insisting that all baggage screeners had to be unionized federal employees. It’s a racket.

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