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Horrible Homeschooling Law

Posted by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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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?  

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

by on Dec. 18, 2013 at 2:20 PM
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JodyLane555
by Member on Dec. 20, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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We homeschooled our daughter for many years and personally I wouldnt agree with it but have nothing to hide so wouldnt care but just because those parents were abusive that doesnt mean anything would have shown up in a background check unless they had been convicted I assume so what good would a background check have done  anyway?

Honeygator
by on Dec. 20, 2013 at 9:53 PM
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Child protective services are seriously broken in every state. The state does not want to admit that. Background checks on parents who homeschool will be devasting to the rights of parents. The state does not want to give up control to parents because they get federal funding that supports the public educational indoctrinational system. You will need a well-organized and extremely experienced lobbyist team to fight this bill from being signed into law.

GertieK
by Silver Member on Dec. 23, 2013 at 8:41 AM

Step back and look, because this is just part of a much bigger picture.  Some of the pieces are small, and some are large, but they all add up to the government taking control of our lives.  Your children are very close to longer being your children any longer, and the decisions about how they are raised will soon be out of parent's hands.  This generation, the one having children in grade school through to about early high school, are a generation who have, because of what (apathy?) don't seem to care.  People my age are called silly and paranoid, yet here you have it.  You have to get involved, and not leave it up to someone else.  If you don't take back the reins now, it will soon be too late.  As it is, the president is functioning as all branches of government.... demanding laws and then even though the law was passed, changing it at will. His actions are extremely unconstitutional and illegal - and are sending a message that it is ok.  The term is "dictator", and he is getting his start in a very similar way many other dictators did.   Our constitutional rights are being slowly erroded and removed, and we are on the verge of being a socialist/communist country - and then you will really feel what it is like to have all decision making taken away.  I fear for your children and their future.

3gr8tKids
by Member on Dec. 23, 2013 at 8:45 AM
Now that homeschooling has become so main stream checks and balances need to be in place.
GertieK
by Silver Member on Dec. 23, 2013 at 9:53 AM

yes, there need to be checks and balances.... however, removing all parental control totally eliminates the reason for homeschooling.  The public school system has devolved to the point where our kids are not being educated, and Core Curriculum has pushed it even further down the toilet.  Parents are the ones who should be responsible for their own children.  Giving the government - you know, the group that is so successful in everything the handle (sarc) - the recent health care fiasco being a prime example,  the responsibility is insane. 

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