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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Home Schooling Mom Loses Right

Although this ruling goes against the NC Supreme Court's ruling defining homeschools as private schools and although this family is protected by law, they may not see a reversal since they can not afford an attorny. Here's the story.

March 12, 2009, Raleigh, NC - As reported by WorldNetDaily.com, on Friday, March 6, Judge Ned W. Mangum stripped Raleigh resident Venessa Mills of her right to homeschool, and ordered her three children to enter public school.


Mills was forced to defend her right to homeschool during divorce proceedings brought on by her husband's unfaithfulness. Mr. Mills admitted, under oath, to repeatedly committing adultery. Even with abundant evidence showing the Mills children are well adjusted and well educated, Judge Mangum ruled overwhelmingly against Mrs. Mills on every point. He stated the children would do better in public school despite the fact that they are currently at or beyond their grade level. Evidence showed two children tested several grades ahead.

When issuing his verdict Judge Mangum stated his decision was not ideologically or religiously motivated. However, he told Mrs. Mills public school will "challenge the ideas you've taught them."

What has emerged is a picture of a clearly liberal judge imposing his beliefs and striking down traditional values. Mangum, a Democrat appointee, disregarded the facts of the case in favor of his own agenda. Such anti-conservative prejudice is increasingly legislated from the bench, and appears to be encouraged by the Democratic Obama administration.

Robyn Williams, friend and homeschool mother of four was present at the proceeding. "I have never seen such injustice and such a direct attack against homeschooling," said Williams. "This judge clearly took personal issue with Venessa's stance on education and faith, even though her children are doing great. If her right to homeschool can be taken away so easily, what will this mean for homeschoolers state wide, or even nationally?"

On March 24th lawmakers in North Carolina will be reminded of the sheer number of homeschoolers in their state. As students and their parents descend on the capitol, organizers of the Capital Fest 2009 field trip will show they have a voice in North Carolina legislation regarding education.

Because this involves a divorce, the HSLDA will not be getting involved.

Robyne Williams is rallying homeschoolers from across the nation to fight back to defend their rights as Americans to educate their children. She feels the judge has been given a free hand to impose his opinions and needs to reexamine his decisions. Please check Robyn's blog for on going details on North Carolina case number #08CVD17753.

Contact these officials to express your outrage at Venessa Mills' right to homeschool being taken away. Three short emails or phone calls could be the difference for these kids, and many more like them.

You can reference the case number: #08CVD17753

Judge Mangum's Supervisors

Judicial Standards Commission
P.O. Box 1122
Raleigh, North Carolina 27602

North Carolina State Legislators

NC Senate-Neal Hunt (R)

NC House-Ty Harrell (D)

North Carolina Governor

Governor Bev Perdue
Office of the Governor
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-0301
Phone: (919)733-4240
Fax: (919)733-2120
Email her through this site:


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