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What to Make of UN Treaty

28 June 9:00 pm
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by Amy Tjaden

Homeschool.com News Editor

 

There has been a lot of talk about the UN Children’s Treaty among homeschooling circles and I feel I would be remiss if I didn’t touch upon it briefly.

 

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is causing fear among some as it has the potential to weaken the rights of parents. We can see the impact the UNCRC has already had in England where it was recently ruled that officials could enter the home of any homeschooling family at any time.

 

This does not just affect homeschoolers. If the US ratifies the UNCRC, it could affect all areas of parental rights. Family and education law would become the jurisdiction of congress. Congress would fall under UN mandate. I don’t know about you, but I find this frightening.

 

There are those that feel this is not as big of a deal as some are making it out to be. As I’ve done the research, I’ve tried to keep an open mind but I have to admit this entire issue leaves a sinking feeling in my gut.

 

I encourage parents to keep up on this issue. Read what you can and draw your own conclusions. If you have time, share your thoughts on this issue at our news discussion forum. You can also send your thoughts via email to [email protected]

 

For more on this topic, here is an article by HSLDA’s Michael Smith. You can also check out this article by fellow homeschooling parent, Jennifer Klever

 

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