Liberty vs. Authority
Nebraska tries to convince parents children belong to the state.
State Sen. DiAnna Schimek of Lincoln has proposed a bill to recast Nebraska’s generally loose regulations over home-school students.
Her bill would require home-school students to take state-mandated tests or have their schoolwork assessed by an outside evaluator. If students’ progress falls short academically, they would be sent to public or private schools.
…”Our responsibility is to see that the children of the state do have access to an education,” she said. “That’s a constitutional responsibility.”
Chris Conrad said he and his wife were called by their Christian faith to take personal responsibility for educating their children. He said the bill would take away a responsibility best kept with parents.
“It’s the parents’ responsibility to educate the child, not the state’s,” Conrad said. Read more…