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What is Barack Obama's position on homeschooling?

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2008-10-30 17:57:06

He doesn't mention anything about schooling.

In his book, The Audacity of Hope on page 344, Obama writes:

"none of these policies need discourage families from deciding to

keep a parent at home…For some families, that may mean doing

without certain material comforts. For others it may mean home

schooling….Whatever the case may be, such decisions should be

honored." On his website he also says this, "Prepare Teachers:

Obama and Biden will require all schools of education to be

accredited. Obama and Biden will also create a voluntary national

performance assessment so we can be sure that every new educator is

trained and ready to walk into the classroom and start teaching

effectively." He also supports the UN Convention on the Rights of

the Child, the UN tribunal authorized to interpret and enforce the

Children's Convention, sets forth an exhaustive index of children's

rights, many at odds with the rights of parents. It has held, for

instance, that Britain violated children's rights in Wales by

allowing parents to withdraw their children from public school

programs without first considering the children's wishes. In other

words, the United Nations has determined that the government will

decide what is best for our children.

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