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  • keekefretter keekefretter Jun 14, 2006 11:17 PM Flag

    Kafka (end)

    Hence all homeschooling parents in Belgium are sent a form in which they are ordered to sign away their parental right to choose their children�s education, to adopt the �mimimum goals set out in the [2003] law on compulsory education,� namely �to respect the fundamental human rights and the cultural values of the child itself and of others� (with the state unilaterally deciding what these human rights and �cultural values� are), and to send their children to state approved schools if state inspectors deem that their schooling does not comply with the aforementioned �minimum goals.�

    Parents who sign away their right to educate their own children are subsequently harassed and intimidated. Three families that we know have had to allow inspectors into their homes who interrogate and intimidate their children, then write a report that they are not in compliance with the minimum requirements (viz. the cultural values clause) set out in the signed document, announce that they will return for further inspection and that the children who fail to qualify will be forcibly sent to schools that are officially recognised by the government.

    Nowhere, however, do these inspectors outline what they are inspecting and what criteria they apply. After a lifetime of inspecting schools with clearly defined curricula to determine whether the latter qualify for subsidies and recognition of their certificates, they are now set loose on families with no other purpose than to find fault and remove their children from their care. The families do not want subsidies or recognition of certificates, so there are no objective criteria for them to meet. Their children are questioned randomly on a variety of topics, irrespective of their own educational goals, age or curriculum. And they cannot protest the inspectors� arbitrary verdict as they have signed away their right as citizens to appeal to a higher educational authority or to the courts.

    Parents who do not sign away their right to educate their own children are regarded as not educating their children at all, and hence are guilty of a criminal offence.

    Soon coming to US! Kiki

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    • KiKi,

      The Nashville city council recently elected a homeschooling mother to the Board of Education to fill a vacant seat. All hell broke loose, the unions, teachers and (worst of all) "concerned parents" are now upset because she will be running for that seat later in the year.

      25% of Nashville children go to private schools and 40% of public shool kids drop out and never graduate.

      The Metro schools just lately sent out material on how to properly wake a sleeping student. What provoked this amazing memo was a teacher got punched when she disturbed a sleeper in her class.


    • Creper- Phy spent 12-years in 4th grade, he is unteachable.

    • Plute,
      Lad has an incessant need to correct people it drives me up the wall!
      If I were choosing from the "intellectuals " on this board I would choose to hang with Ponte. He might piss me off but he would teach me something while he was at it!?

      A contrario,

    • Plute,
      I have a major health problem and I am doimg damn good to post and carry on.
      Stand Down! [ookieze for FUCK OFF!]
      I'll be damned if I'll take shit from Lad or even you at this stage of the game, Capt.
      You two fuckers are plainly intimidated by some one like Ingmar and you damn well know it!
      So, you misplaced kibbitsing need reaiming you both have selected the wrong target!
      Get this 5/5 over!

    • Phy,

      Ok, Ok we are going to talk you down and when you land we will have abig celebration!

      Just look into the upper right side where it says Search,,,,,thats right ...there it is.
      Now easily type in you word.....there will be several popups from the Republican party because you are computing from Florida....disregard them they want you country and your click on Search and lo and behold there will be your word with menaning and a POP-UP picture of Plute saluting as Ponte sneaks up on him....I will be the big fella in the ref. uniform that moves like the monster in one of Mel Brooks best movies,,, nevermind you can click on the x and we will go away! Enjoy!


    • O,
      You did know it was a joke.

    • Ponte,
      Thanks at least something positive comes through. I have training that recogizes rank, etc. However it in no way obliges one to suffer the indiscriminant slings and arrows of those who seem disquieted in their own skin; & are quick to make perjorative corrections "to help their fellow posters".
      These folks are at their core insecure and have a gret need to show even in cyberspace that they are some how superior. That is their right since the forum is open. They would do well to take heed that I will not suffer their bullshit lightly!

      Bibliography: See "bitch slap"

    • Kiki,
      What in the fuck does the word monolythic mean?

    • Phy

      The Kremlin of the former USSR was a monolithic institution fer sherr. Capisce?

      Check my 6! Kiki

    • Persh,
      Why would people in your district vote in school board members like where you live? Must not be very intelligent voters. If I were you and lived in a district like that, I would move.

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