Senate Democrats will try to resurrect a United Nations treaty on rights for the disabled that was rejected last year over GOP concerns it would imperil home-schooling.
The treaty fell five votes short of the necessary two-thirds majority in a 61-38 vote in December after former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn.) led a charge that it would give unelected UN bureaucrats the power to challenge U.S. home-schooling.
Treaty supporters say those worries were unfounded, and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the new chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations panel hopes to win approval of the treaty, a Senate Democratic aide said.
Menendez hopes to strike a deal on a way forward with the panel's top Republican, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who voted against the treaty last year.
Someone please edify me - I'm serious, I don't understand this - as to what is in this bill that affects home-schooling. Don't get me wrong, I don't trust ANY bill that is linked in ANY way to the UN, but in reading this rather short article I could find nothing that really explained how it would be affecting home schooling. Again, I don't doubt it, I just want more information. Who can help here?
I haven't read the wording, but I would bet that there is some sort of requirement for every education establishment, including private homes where only the resident children attend classes, to be in compliance with ADA, OSHA, and all sorts of other alphabet-soup regulations.
more total CRAP from the REGIME!!
How can a fascist hope to succeed if people are allowed to educate their own children about history and truth.
I like how you just zeroed in on the understanding of this.
The Democrats do not like anyone home schooling because then the effects on some will not coincide with the National brain washing that the liberal school systems in most cases are.
Case in point when a school allows the school to let out so that Mexican and brain washed can go protest something or other that offends Mexicans who are most likely from illegal parents and getting a free education.
Just call me a biggot, I am tired of being told I have to pay and pay and pay for this Multicultural bovine Excriment. I am tired of being told that Islam is the religion of Peace... peaceful people do not blow themselves up along with children and women.
The US out of the UN and the UN out of the US.
One very angry old while man.
Menendez isn't he the Pedophile, that can't seem to keep his bone in his own backyard?
The UN versus Home Schooling? Take your kids out of school starting today!! The Fall semester will look very bleak to Liberal principals counting heads. Home Schooling is the only way to insure that your kids remain human, humane, intelligent, healthy and will become contributors to their neighborhoods and their own families as they mature. THE UN has picked a fight that they are certainly going to lose ---$crew the UN
EVIL NEVER RESTS , AND NEITHER DOES ITS DEMONRATS !!