Judge's decesion, is it right?

@manleyjoe (1599)
United States
March 12, 2009 9:06am CST
I just read an article where a judge ordered a woman to send her children to public school beginning next term. By reading the article it appears to me that the judge sided with the father who is being divorced for "adultery" and doesn't want to pay child support. Do you feel the judge is right? here is a link to the article if you want to read it before you comment. http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageid=91397 If the link is not clickable then copy paste it.
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@KrauseHome (34982)
• United States
21 Jul 11
Personally I would think he should be worried more about Child support and making sure the kids are provided for more than being worried about what school their children are being sent too. Many times a private or being home schooled can be better for kids especially if they are slower learners. And they are often behind the other kids in some ways as well. I think the Best thing would have been to let the kids decide and then help make a more thoughtful decision from there.
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@manleyjoe (1599)
• United States
21 Jul 11
Thanks for responding but again folks are adding what they think the judge was thinking. I wish the article was still available but it has been filled away somewhere I guess I cannot pull it up to review.
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• United States
2 Jun 11
The link does not work after all this time. If I get the gist of things after reading the other responses (and if you can remember after all this time), the woman was home schooling the children and the father did not like it ... possibly because she was including religion in the studies? That would not be a valid argument, in my opinion, because there are credited private schools that incorporate religious beliefs and education. I do know that (at least in some states) a person that is home schooled will not get a high school diploma but rather will have to take and pass the GED to get a diploma. If that is the case, then the father actually does have a somewhat valid point, because GEDs and high school diplomas are supposed to be viewed as "equal" by employers (and higher education institutions such as colleges) but many times they are not viewed as equivalent.
@manleyjoe (1599)
• United States
2 Jun 11
Hi PA, Not real sure about all of what was said in the article now but the part that caught my eye was the fact that the judge was completely anti religious in the way he worded his finding. I am not sure of the state involved but the article was printed in an ultra right wing paper. The publisher here is the "birther" that is questioning the legally of Obama presidency.
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@manleyjoe (1599)
• United States
2 Jun 11
I will try and research the archived articles at WND and see if I can find it.
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• United States
3 Jun 11
Well, I wouldn't want to make you do any work, especially after all this time. I just think that it is weird if the judge made the ruling based on religious teachings rather than educational content. As I said before, I am sure that there are religious schools here (private schools, of course) that incorporate religious teachings with education, and they are perfectly accepted. In fact, some of them are educationally better than the "equivalent" public schools in the same areas, so it seems that would be a ruling that could easily be appealed and won. I guess that the judge figured that she wouldn't pursue the issue, so he felt he was safe in his ruling.
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@Beenice (237)
• Canada
26 May 09
I think the father is playing dirty pool there. Just to give her a harder time. I'm homeschooling since 11 years now and my husband always been helpful in that domain he help with math and other classes too. It is sad to see that some couples can't get along.
@manleyjoe (1599)
• United States
21 Jan 11
Yes I agree the father is just trying to make it difficult but then why is the Judge against homeschooling? I think it is a big part of coming socialized Govt.
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@jd107nette (1456)
• Philippines
12 Mar 09
I have seen some films where the judge gets actually paid so to side to someone... well, sometimes, money really makes the world go around...
@manleyjoe (1599)
• United States
12 Mar 09
Thank you for your input. I think you may be right about the money, this judge sure sounds like he is looking to pad his salary, and judges are pretty well paid anyway. Two months salary for them is more than I can make in a year.
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• Australia
12 Mar 09
Judge makes mistakes too