Sunday, June 29, 2008

Why aren't they calling for more oversight before people can adopt?

A state task force that examined the death of a 4-year-old boy who died in 2006 has called for more oversight for children taught at home.

Four year old children do not attend public school. Therefore technically he was not being homeschooled, so why is the state task force using the tragedy of his death to harass legitimate homeschoolers?

The N.C. Department of Social Services made the recent recommendations in its report on the death of Sean Paddock, a Smithfield boy killed by his adoptive mother. Lynn Paddock, who was convicted of first-degree murder and felony child abuse in the case

Adoptive Mother???? wasn't some sort of government agency involved in the adoption process? Wasn't it their job to insure she would provide a loving home? Why aren't they calling for more oversight before people can adopt?

When a public school student dies at the hands of a parent no one suggest they should increase the oversight of public schools, so why do they use these tragedies to harass legitimate homeschoolers?

Education alternative helps families
State task force: Home schools need monitoring

3 comments:

Christine said...

This is such a great point, seeing how I'm currently parenting two children that were adopted ... into an abusive home!!

mareserinitatis said...

Well, gee. Why would they do that? That might *gasp* make sense! If politicans start making sense on one issue, then the public might expect them to make sense on everything else. That's a bad precedent to set...

/sarcasm

Kim said...

Great point