Have you heard about the proposed law in Ohio to require background checks on all homeschooling families? If was in response to a case where teachers reported abuse of a boy, and then the parents withdrew the boy to homeschool him, and then he later died due to the continued abuse. But the abuse had been reported years before his death and it does not appear that any goverment entity stepped in to interevene. What's sad is that it's very possible this boy did not get help precisely because social workers were already overlaoded with cases, thus the lack of intervention. By giving social workers unnecessary extra work doing background checks on all homeschooling families, this would further overload them and leave them less able to take action on cases like the boy who was killed. So unless this bill came with additional funding to hire more social workers, it is possible it could actually lead to more harm to children, not less.
What do you think?