It doesn’t look like the local government authorities in Buffalo mean to put right what they have done wrong.
Either that, or we’re just not getting all the story.
The Erie County Family Court this week has refused to return her two small children to the custody of a homeschooling mother in Buffalo ( http://www.wkbw.com/news/family-court-judge-denies-homeschool-moms-custody-request ). Instead, the court will allow her to “visit” her children, under supervision, for two hours a week.
To us on the outside it seems glaringly obvious that this single mother, in seeking to homeschool her children, did absolutely nothing wrong and is the victim of a bureaucratic foul-up in City Hall and an overzealous response by the school board and Child Protective Services, who took action against her without bothering to discover the facts of the case. To us it seems the whole problem arose because someone at City Hall never got around to passing on the homeschooling paperwork to school officials.
Why is this small family being punished?
We do not know why there is no father or husband in the picture. We really don’t know why the authorities are treating this woman like a public enemy. We suspect that what’s going on here is an effort to cover up sloppy government by trying to turn the victim into the villain.
Someone who has the power to get answers ought to be demanding answers.
Because from where we sit, Buffalo is not looking good.