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PRAY FOR QUEBEC: Quebec judge orders three-year-old into daycare for ‘socialization’ | LifeSiteNews.com

QUEBEC, May 6, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Quebec judge has ordered a three-year-old and a five-year-old to attend state-funded day care following claims that the children lacked proper “socialization.”

The parents of the Notre-Dame-des-Bois family were also ordered to place their two elder homeschooled children in public schools, and accused of failing to act quickly to correct learning disabilities, despite their doctor’s testimony to the contrary…

Faris said the court refused to hear the parents’ expert witness and dismissed the testimony of the family doctor, who has been fully supportive of their medical decisions.  In her ruling, Judge Bernier claimed the family doctor’s testimony lacked objectivity and was “full of bias” owing to his relationship with the parents.

Faris said the judge gave “excess weight” to the government’s experts, who he says “found that one child’s hearing impairment ‘indicated’ that the parents could not be trusted and therefore all the children should be enrolled in public school programs.”…

In her ruling, Judge Bernier called the mother’s teaching approach “outdated,” saying it emphasized repetition exercises and acquisition of knowledge rather than the Ministry’s preferred approach of teaching learning skills…

“The parents…are “refusing to integrate the youngest in kindergarten or day care, and opposing educational outings for the children.”…

via Quebec judge orders three-year-old into daycare for ‘socialization’ | LifeSiteNews.com.

Please pray for this family and for educational freedom in Quebec.  In fact, pray for the rights of parents to even be parents without unnecessary and intrusive government interference in their affairs.  Are disabilities now an indication that a parent can’t be trusted?  This case is about whether liberty or totalitarianism will prevail.  The more good people do nothing to curtail government tyranny, the more we will find ourselves under government’s jackboot.  Is slavery that glamorous and desirable that no one will cry out against it?

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