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Rally Planned for Embattled Homeschooling Mother

July 23rd, 2009 by mopns · No Comments

Concerned Women for America of Missouri, in conjunction with ‘Friends of Lisa,’ are working together to preserve the freedom and rights of all parents to determine the best education for their children. Lisa Naeger of St. Charles County has been homeschooling her children for 8 years, but now may be ordered by the courts to enroll her children in school and stop homeschooling.

Across the country, parental rights have been diminished by activist judges and now the court system is attacking our right to home school our children. We know that our parental freedoms are best preserved when we stand together to defend them. This is a serious issue for the reason that homeschooling continues to be under attack in the State of Missouri. My concern is that the outcome of this case may set a precedent to future rulings and regulations on a state and federal level for homeschoolers.

Stephanie Rubach, CWA of Mo., St. Louis District Director

Rally for Lisa Naeger

When: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 from 8:30am to 10am

Location: St. Charles County Courthouse, 300 N Second Street. St. Charles MO 63301

Phone: 636-248-3546

Website: StLouisHomeschoolers.com

Related:

Audio.”Allman in the Morning” Show Homeschooling Interview  (7/22/09) “Allman in the Morning” Show Homeschooling Interview  (7/22/09)

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  • 1 Adam // Jul 23, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Why exactly is there a rally for her The issue isn’t an attack from the courts, but rather an issue that her husband feels need to be resolved. I don’t blame him for wanting to enroll his kids in private school, it allows for him to know that there will be a standard of education for his children rather than relying on his ex-wife to provide it for them. Personally, I don’t think there should be a rally for her. Who are we to say that one parents opinion outrules the other? It seems to be that she wants to homeschool probably for the purpose of custody, so let’s support this with a rally! 10,000 STRONG FOR THE MOTHER (for some reason…) Yep, that’s a brilliant idea…

  • 2 Brett // Jul 23, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    I agree with Adam. This seems like a nice ploy by the mother to get excessive custody rights. I give credit to the lawyer for turning this into a political issue to get troops fired up behind the mom. I dont blame the father at all for wanting to know exactly how his children are being educated and wanting to enroll them in private school. Homeschool can be a great thing, if done correctly, or a damaging thing like I have seen happen in many case. Point being though, this is not an issue of homeschooling at all. This is a custody battle that you are unfortunately using the rowled up conservative and libertarian bases to fight for you. Shame, Shame!

  • 3 Sista // Jul 23, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    What you gentlemen didn’t know, is that the father was never concerned or involved with the children’s education, or much else for that matter, before filing for divorce. HE is using this to stick it to his soon-to-be ex. He is asking his kids to lie about religious beliefs to be admitted to these private schools. The kids–for him–not so much a concern–sadly. If you want to talk about PLOYS, you might consider that the woman may not always be the guilty party. There is MUCH going on here that you are not privy to.

  • 4 B. // Jul 23, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    This is about a parents right to contiune with the education that has been working for years for this family. The KIDS WANT TO CONTINUE HOMESCHOOLING they voices are being muted by the courts.

  • 5 G // Jul 23, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Exactly! There is a Guardian Ad Litem in this case who has made every effort to discount the children rather than advocate for them. It’s absolutely frightening what is going on here from a parental rights standpoint as well as a child advocacy standpoint. BOTH are being trampled! And NO ONE is doing anything about it!

  • 6 Pat Riota // Jul 24, 2009 at 6:46 am

    Adam – “Who are we to say one parent’s opinion outrules another.”

    Your premise is right, but your conclusion is wrong.

    That should be the essence of the debate. This is why we have equity courts. When two people can not agree, it is up to the courts to determine which party is to prevail.

    It isn’t up to “us” to decide, nor is up to the guardian to decide. It is up to the courts, in this case, the judge to determine. I am glad the judge will weigh the facts of the case, rather than just make assumptions as you have.

    It is also an individuals right to come out in favor of one side or another and to present our concerns or our arguments. Especially, if some of the orders are written in away that effects other people’s freedoms.

    I will also use your own argument against you.

    — Who are you to determine (or even care) whether or not people should excercise their constitutional rights of assembly and free speech.

  • 7 Pat Riota // Jul 24, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Brett – you say “homeschooling can be a great thing”

    Why then are you assuming that the homeschooling in this case is not? The education experts who are testifying should be the ones to provide the evidence, so the judge can then determine the merits of homeschooling in this particular case. Also, why would the father have been supportive for the last eight years and only change his stance after he filed for divorce?

    Also, this is about homeschooling. If you read the court orders pertaining to the case, you would know that this is the primary custodial issue in this case. Tens of thousands of dollars are being spent just to determine how the children should be educated.

    Also, are you implying that anytime conservatives, individually or from a group platform, express concern about their freedoms, whether it be parental rights, educational choice…etc. that they are then “rowled” up and being used? Or are those just propoganda words used to try to discredit the values and concerns of people whose opinions are apparently of less merit than your own?

  • 8 b. // Jul 24, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Why isn’t the the Judge listening to what the kids want!! Why is he ignoring them. I find it intresting that the father is an ATTORNEY and we wonder why it is all going HIS WAY!

  • 9 Randal Phillips // Jul 25, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Any time I hear someone say the words educational expert with a straight face, I shutter. I’ve been all over the educational system and one thing I know for sure is that George B. Shaw was right, but didn’t go far enough: Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. But he needed to add: Those who can’t even teach, teach teachers.

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