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Social worker approval required to homeschool???

Posted by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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I stumbled upon this article this morning and found it quite interesting. An Ohio senator has proposed a bill that will require homeschooling parents to undergo a social services investigation to determine if they are fit to homeschool. It will include interviewing parents and children seperately, and criminal background checks. If they're not approved they will be subjected to an "intervention" before they can be considered for approval. Here's the full article:

http://www.hslda.org/hs/state/oh/201312170.asp

What are your thoughts? If you're a homeschooling parent, would you be ok with this?

by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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elephantmamaof2
by Ruby Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 11:51 AM

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QueenAtargatis
by Gold Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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Overstepping. That's a huge invasion of privacy and violation of people's rights.

We home school, and never in a million years would I be okay with this.
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Moo_point
by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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I didn't read the article but I think everyone who wants to home school should be interviewed. There should also be a literacy test they have to take.
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1stpreggers
by Platinum Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 11:54 AM

I just commented on this post ! is this another one?  heh I'm on the fence I ve some bad homeschool situations.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 18, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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I have seen how uneducated some women here are, who claim to HS. Personally, I think if teachers have to go to school to get degrees to entrust our children to them, parents should be no different. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 18, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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That's a wonderful idea. Too many idiots who are unqualified are "teaching" their children. Don't like it and don't wanna be interviewed? Don't homeschool. What a concept.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 18, 2013 at 11:59 AM

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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:02 PM
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I don't understand why people are up in arms about government-mandated healthcare but happy about government-mandated education for kids 5-18. Can someone please explain that to me?
justahousewife
by Silver Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Sure, it sounds like they're just looking out for the welfare of the child, but do we really want more government red tape as parents? I'm not a true homeschooling mom, because I was able to find a great school district and then had the ability to move here. If I hadn't been able to move I would have continued my education to qualify myself to homeschool, instead of the direction I went. 

I can see where that sort of requirement could be helpful, but I also think there is way too much red tape where it shouldn't be.

KrissyKC
by Platinum Member on Dec. 18, 2013 at 12:28 PM
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My thoughts?   I think it really infringes on parents rights.   I do homeschool, but would be highly offended if some one had to come fine-tooth-comb my life to get to do that.  

I mean, public school children sometimes come from bad homes.   Would you be offended if they made EVERY parent undergo a social services investigation just to have kids?

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