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A North Carolina judge presiding over a bitter divorce case has ruled that three home-schooled children must start attending public school — a decision their mother angrily says was based on her religious beliefs.

Wake County Judge Ned Mangum granted Thomas and Venessa Mills joint custody of their children — ages 10, 11 and 12 — and ruled that the children's "best interest" would be served by sending them to public school this fall, according to a temporary custody order.

But Venessa Mills insists her association with the Sound Doctrine Church played a "big factor" in Mangum's ruling, in which he also ordered her to undergo a mental health assessment within 30 days.

"He disregarded the facts and said that even though the children are thriving in home school, they'd do better in public school," Venessa Mills told FOXNews.com. "It's a clear cover-up by the judge. He made a bad ruling about home schooling and he is clearly covering his tracks."...

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I have a feeling the decision was not about home-schooling but about these parents. And yes, membership in a cult can be an indicator of poor mental health, which will be revealed by a mental health screening.

The two key words in this story, though, are Fox News, whose slogan, as we all know, is Everybody Panic!
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I have a feeling the decision was not about home-schooling but about these parents. And yes, membership in a cult can be an indicator of poor mental health, which will be revealed by a mental health screening.

Hey, if the father's got concerns about the mother's mental health, custody or no, it makes perfect sense to put the kids into public school and check her health.  While the father may not have been given custody, at least the court is taking his concerns into consideration and checking them.

The two key words in this story, though, are Fox News, whose slogan, as we all know, is Everybody Panic!

Necessary, really?
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Not every father has $300 per hour to retain attorneys to ensure that the children's best interests equal to the father's best interests.

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I have a feeling the decision was not about home-schooling but about these parents. And yes, membership in a cult can be an indicator of poor mental health, which will be revealed by a mental health screening.

The two key words in this story, though, are Fox News, whose slogan, as we all know, is Everybody Panic!
Only to those who don't watch it.

I am quite amused that the New York Times blasts Fox News, and yet is aggressively advertising on it.

Not every father has $300 per hour to retain attorneys to ensure that the children's best interests equal to the father's best interests.
And even if they did, that doesn't mean anything.  Look at Jack Ryan.
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I have a feeling the decision was not about home-schooling but about these parents. And yes, membership in a cult can be an indicator of poor mental health, which will be revealed by a mental health screening.

Hey, if the father's got concerns about the mother's mental health, custody or no, it makes perfect sense to put the kids into public school and check her health.  While the father may not have been given custody, at least the court is taking his concerns into consideration and checking them.
Sure, makes sense.

The two key words in this story, though, are Fox News, whose slogan, as we all know, is Everybody Panic!

Necessary, really?
Yes. News is entertainment, and a particular news organization runs the stories their audience wants to hear. It is very important to know the intended audience of any writing.
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