The recent UN treaty establishing international standards on rights for those with disabilities was rejected in the Senate recently because of pressure, from all people, an organization of homeschooling advocates.
Did they read the treaty? And to think: this is the issue that got them outraged and calling their Senators in droves? Of all thing? Huh.
I wonder if I’ll get flack for this. Probably. Home school advocates have a tendency to be, well, passionate about their beliefs.
I’m no foreign policy expert, but this seems to be the result of a dramatic misreading of the treaty, perhaps a lapse in reading comprehension, and a dramatic over-reaction to those dangerous Europeans, or what “some” believe the UN represents.
Veterans groups supported the treaty so that the rights of those who have been injured are held to a high standard when they travel overseas. I fail to understand how some blue helmet would end up affecting the decisions of these parents in their homes. Paranoid delusions, or just ignorance. Not sure which.
But hey, home school away, you have no quarrel from me.