Bedford and Euless Police Harass Students

When a THSC member’s children were illegally questioned by Euless and Bedford police as they walked to their grandmother’s home one day recently, their father contacted THSC. Tim quickly wrote a letter to both departments to reiterate for these departments the law concerning home schooling in Texas.

Read the letter to Bedford police.
Read the letter to Euless police.
 
Read the follow-up correspondence.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Comments

  1. Brian says

    I totally believe the Bedford police would stop them. I’m shocked the Euless police would do what they did. I anxiously await to hear how the case progresses.

  2. Cindy Mech says

    I ,too, am anxious to hear the response from Bedford and Euless. Suppose they’ll plead the fifth? The cities s/b held responsible for emotional damages to the children. They’ll feel vulnerable instead of protected from now on! Terrible!

  3. Jeri Hallberg Harmon Master of Education says

    A well written letter Tim!
    I have found homeschooled children to be very bright, creative, courteous, respectful, industrious. More importantly, it is they most consistently good citizens, over achievers and will stand and say the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, WITHOUT HESITATION.
    Home school programs are equally rigorous and in my opinion allow the student to accelerate their learning at their own pace, rather then delaying it for the sake of someone else.

    Homeschooled children are allowed entrance to colleges and universities.
    Homeschooled children are, in our town anyway, led by God fearing people who pray for the health of our nation, leaders, community.

    Many people do not understand the homeschooling options, and your letter makes points that perhaps the officers were unaware.
    The public school officials will never admit to nor state that homeschooling is an option, a viable option and an academically rigorous option.

    You may include more examples, such as the Carnegie Unit transferability, the fact that Texas Tech University, Brigham Young University, University of Texas at Austin all have kinder through twelfth grade state and Department of Education approved programs.

    Respectfully Yours,
    Jeri Hallberg Harmon, M. Ed.