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Kids to decide if parents are fit to homeschool?

(ONENEWSNOW) — Artillery for the Northern Ireland government’s takeover of homeschooling, stockpiled by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), is being set to usurp the power of parents and hand it over to children and the state.

If the U.N.-based policy is implemented, government assessors will be directed to obtain the “opinion of the child” in order to determine whether homeschool parents are fit to teach their own.

“The proposed policy grants government agents sweeping power over homeschooling in Northern Ireland,” says Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) staff attorney Mike Donnelly, who also serves as the organization’s director or international relations. “The policy is a frontal attack on the rights of parents and families to be free from unwarranted and unreasonable government interference and shows how U.N. treaties are a threat to educational freedom everywhere.”