Last week a British Court of Appeals ruled against a homeschooling mom trying to get her 18-year-old son home. He’s forced to attend a specialty school 100 miles away, while being cared for in a nursing home. Living in an adult nursing home while having to attend school past the compulsory attendance age seems quite conflicting.
Mother loses fight to home-school disabled son By Sam Marsden
The woman claimed that her son, who is 18 but suffers from cerebral palsy, was being “deprived of his liberty” by being forced to attend the school.
She described how she had home-schooled him for ten years, along with two of her other three children, and said he was clever enough to study Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
However, a court ruled earlier this year that the disabled teenager, who can only be identified as “T” for legal reasons, lacked the mental capacity to make decisions about his welfare and should be enrolled at a school a long way from his family.
Home Education UK‘s Mike Fortune-Wood gave News & Commentary some feedback pertaining to the judge’s ruling and compulsory education laws.