Across the world, attention is being brought to the attack on the role of parents and family. There is a “disconcerting trend... on the part of some to downplay the role of parents in the upbringing of their children, as if to suggest somehow that it is not the role of parents, but that of the State
” says the Holy See Delegation to the United Nations. In reference to the educational process, the Delegation further states that “the State should respect the choices that parents make for their children and avoid attempts at ideological indoctrination
April 24, 2012.
In opposition to this trend, The Holy See Delegation is quoted, "As affirmed in international law, States are called to have respect for the freedom of parents to choose for their children schools,”(which they later go on to include home schooling as one of these alternatives) “other than those established by the public authorities, to ensure the religious and moral education of their children in conformity with their own convictions which equally applies to their right to make judgments on moral issues regarding their children (cf., e.g., UDHR, Article 26, 3, ICESCR, Article 13, 3, and the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, Article 12, 4)."
This broadening awareness of the attacks on parental roles is encouraging.