Israeli homeschooling came to light in their recent national news article. The Committee on Children’s Rights chair had concerns, making one wonder what she and others understand about the homeschool community. Child abuse was the subject, but facts seemed to get in the way of opinionated ignorance.
Committee on the Rights of the Child: More regulations on homeschooling
By Lidar Gravé-Lazi
Homeschooling may shelter families belonging to dark cults, said MK Orly Levy-Abecassis (Yisrael Beytenu) during a discussion of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on Tuesday.
The committee convened to discuss the issue of abuse of minors in Israel, and the haredi cult Lev Tahor (Pure Heart) in Canada.
MK Levy-Abecassis referred to the fact that the Education and Welfare and Social Services ministries have granted families of certain sects permission to home-school their children.
“We must eradicate this dangerous phenomenon by coordinating with the ministries of Education and Welfare, and through examinations at every turn, before allowing homeschooling,” said Levy-Abecassis.