The two women believed they were adequately home-schooling their children – using age-appropriate books and a computer with Internet access.
But according to the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, Lila M. Ferguson, 38, and Molly M. Williams, 42, committed a crime – neglect of a dependent – by depriving the children of an education. According to court records, the offense was largely characterized by a failure to provide records on the children’s educational progress as they claimed to home-school their children.
And in spite of their court-appointed attorneys’ wishes, the two women pleaded guilty to a Class A misdemeanor version of the charge and were each sentenced Tuesday to a year on probation. Read more…
From Indiana. An alert reader sent this in (thanks). In effect, the court is saying the state is responsible for children’s education; parents are subordinate to the state. If you read the article, the law is very unclear on this matter.