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Glenn Arnold
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Does Fox ever mention what the father's objection was in the first place? Has anyone seen any other coverage of this?

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I like the way she puts that: "It's my fundamental right to teach the beliefs within my home."

Sure, I guess. Except, I dunno, what if the beliefs in your home stated that children were worthless pieces of human garbage, and your beliefs demanded that you belittle and harass children? Cause I think then the state would take the child away.

Just saying, "fundamental right," this is not.

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Samprimary
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Classic and wonderful example of putting your bias into a 'question title' "Too religious to home-school?"

With those you can enforce lots of speculation while not actually saying this is factually the case.

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From what I understand, her beliefs are not considered harmful to the child.

Here's an article form the NH Family Law blog:

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Kwea
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The courts didn't FORCE the child into the public school system. The FATHER chose to go to court to exercise HIS right to decide what type of education his child gets.
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I like this ruling. It seems like often society likes to defer to the mother's opinion and ignore the father's. The father should have a say in the kid's education and the courts recognizing that is a nice change.
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So blogs and opinion pieces are examples of biased reporting now? Doesn't every other news site have the same? Yes, it appears on their website, but it is pretty clear that it is a blog piece.

As for the topic, I'm glad the father gets a say. I think too often fathers are exccluded in these types of decisions.

My uncle had two children with his ex wife and did not receive custody when they divorced. He was constantly frustrated that he did not have a say when it came to his two daughters. His ex did drugs, slept around, and partied all night, but the state didn't see that. The girls thought mom was cool because when she was passed out or drunk they could do whatever they wanted without supervision.

Luckily as they got older they realized that their dad was the one they could count on, and now that they are over 18 they spend most of their time with him.

I think too often the courts default to the mothers without properly weighing the situation.

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I won't say that I'm glad the father gets a say without knowing much more about the father and mother specifically. I'm not a fan of the kind of cloistered homeschooling the link mentions, lending me more towards the ruling's side of things, but I recognize that's personal bias at work.
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quote:
So blogs and opinion pieces are examples of biased reporting now? Doesn't every other news site have the same? Yes, it appears on their website, but it is pretty clear that it is a blog piece.
Does Fox News get to attach the word 'blog' to its LiveShots topical news section and use this as an excuse for creating bias through specifically limited presentation of a story?
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Just because the father had already agreed to home schooling doesnt mean that he gave away the right to contest his ex teaching his daughter values he does not share and in a matter that he finds harmful to his childs longterm education and well being.

I think it would be hard enough to live without ones child, let alone to hear her repeat heavily religous views that you dont like.

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Can the court be used by one estranged parent to get the other parent to stop exposing the children to certain beliefs? Is that what the question is here?
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Samprimary
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In the same situation as the father, I could and would levy heavy protest and constant court challenge to prevent my daughter from wasting away in homeschooling. It would really be less about bias over religious upbringing than demanding that she have a real education not filled with junk science.
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The headline was definitely deliberately misleading. This was clearly a case about child custody/conservatorship and had nothing to do with homeschooling rights. Two parents didn't agree about what was best for their child and asked the courts to intervene.

Without knowing the family situation and all the details involved, it is impossible for us to make a decision.

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Since we already have an active and ubiquitous 'lol, fox news' thread, I want to ask a question:

the image from multiple sources where fox news put up a map of the middle east and labeled Iraq as Egypt:

is that for real? or what?

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Paul Goldner
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Isn't that from two years ago?
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I don't know. It's claimed that it just happened on fox news while covering the egypt crisis. I just don't know if it's faked or what and if it can be confirmed.
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Glenn Arnold
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Seems that it's being pulled out of storage now, because of the Egypt crisis. I guess it was just waiting for its legs.
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quote:
Originally posted by scholarette:
I like this ruling. It seems like often society likes to defer to the mother's opinion and ignore the father's. The father should have a say in the kid's education and the courts recognizing that is a nice change.

Second.
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