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Corrupt city officials order homeschoolers to report to fake 'truancy' court they made up out of thin air

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(NaturalNews) Around 3% of US children are homeschooled every year for a variety of reasons, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The most common reason for homeschooling is that the parents of the child are concerned about the environment in schools or don't feel that their children are making enough progress.

This was certainly the case when Tiffany and Anthony Swearengin from Missouri decided that the school environment wasn't working well for their children and notified the school that they would be homeschooling. As reported by Government Slaves, the Swearengins were shocked to later receive a Notice from the chief deputy juvenile officer in Douglas Country, Missouri, stating that they would be required to appear before the Truancy Court of 44th Judicial Circuit, at the Juvenile Court Center.

After causing alarm and telling the Swearengins that "the above named juvenile [would] be placed in the legal custody of the Missouri Children's Division" if the parents failed to attend the "mandatory hearing," the corrupt city officials were found to have literally just fabricated an illegal court – to scare and threaten the parents into returning their revenue-generating children to the school.

According to Government Slaves, Tiffany Swearengin was asked by Assistant Superintendent Mike Henry "if there was anything the public school could have done to keep them from withdrawing their children to homeschool, since now the school would be receiving less money from the state."

No such court legally exists, and after an investigation by the Home School Legal Defense Association, the letter has been labelled as "improper intimidation and retaliation against any parent who withdraws a child from public school to lawfully homeschool."

Some jurisdictions do run "informal" programs that are sometimes called a "truancy court" to encourage regular school attendance – but the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) states that such programs "don't try to trick people or scare them into thinking they are in a real court. They are honest and transparent."

Benefits of homeschooling

The Swearengins are not the first parents in the US to opt out of the state-run school system in favor of homeschooling their children. According to BodyMindSoulSpirit.com, there is a multitude of reasons to homeschool your child.

It is thought that, by homeschooling you can teach your child to read within a few months spending just 10 – 15 minutes each day and using the "sounding out" technique. Meanwhile, the Common Core curriculum for mathematics has been brought into question because it's just a little bit "fuzzy" – meaning that children are now struggling with basic math problems and need to use their hands for multiplication.

According to the HSLDA, homeschooled students score in the "85th percentile while the public school students [average] in the 50th percentile on nationally standardized achievement tests." Furthermore, homeschooled students are thought to be up to seven years ahead of public school children when it comes to reasoning skills and one year ahead academically.

Quality of education aside, the food served at schools is leading to a health crisis as school lunches are mostly made up of processed foods and an increasing amount of school meals contain GMO products. While the US government continues to allow schools to poison our children with processed, sugar-laden foods that are packed full of GMO products – there's yet another reason to homeschool your child.

Can I go to court for homeschooling?

According to the lawsuit by the Home School Legal Defense Association in the case of the Swearengins, "the notice to appear in this case is not a lawfully issued notice to appear in a lawfully established court in spite of its appearance and 'mandatory' nature. The Missouri Code establishing the court system of Missouri does not establish 'truancy' courts."

Homeschooling is legal as long as you abide by the laws of your home state – as stated by Parents, some states have few or no requirements, whereas others ask for portfolio reviews or standardized testing at intervals to check the progress of your child.

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