Mississippi Homeschooling

If homeschooling is legal in all 50 states and in many countries, then I ask, “Why is this judge fishing for homeschoolers?

Mississippi Judge Goes Fishing for Home-schoolers

A Mississippi judge appears to be on a personal fishing expedition to find all the home-schoolers in his jurisdiction – and despite federal law and his own state’s Education Department, he is not taking “no” for an answer.

On March 24, Judge Joe Dale Walker of Mississippi’s 13th Chancery District Court ordered school attendance officers within his five-county jurisdiction to send him the names and addresses of all home-schooled students and parents in their districts. “The order,” explains the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), “has no case number, no county of venue, and lists no parties to any dispute. It appears to be simply information that the judge would like to have.” Read more…

Who does this judge think he is? Why doesn’t this judge respect the privacy of the homeschoolers in Mississippi and what is HSLDA doing about it?   They seem to get their hands in a great many pies. Only time will tell if HSLDA is helping or hurting the cause of homeschoolers in Mississippi.

The article goes on to say…

Clearly Walker has vastly exceeded his authority in this case, and his order should be rescinded or overturned. If he is permitted to proceed with his fishing expedition, it will open the door for other judges to seek massive amounts of information unrelated to any specific cases before them. “The plain fact is if judges start behaving this way – people [could be targeted] who attend churches or synagogues [or other groups],” HSLDA attorney James Mason told WND, adding that it “would have a chilling effect on freedom of association, and the exercise of other freedoms.”

Let’s hope this judge is put in his place. His flagrant abuse of power must not be tolerated. This judge should be brought up on charges for abusing the power of his office.


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