DEMOCRAT: INVESTIGATE EVERY HOMESCHOOL PARENT
Dec. 17, 2013
A Democratic state senator in Ohio has proposed a law that would require every homeschooling parent to be investigated and approved by social services agencies before they would be allowed to teach their own children.
The Home School Legal Defense Association calls the bill sponsored by Sen. Capri Cafaro the “worst-ever homeschool law proposed.”
“SB 248 is breathtakingly onerous in its scope,” says a report by Michael Donnelly, an attorney with the world’s premiere homeschool advocacy organization. “It requires all parents who homeschool to undergo a social services investigation, which would ultimately determine if homeschooling would be permitted.”
Under the proposed law, social workers would interview parents and children separately, conduct background checks and determine whether or not homeschooling is recommended.
If homeschooling is not recommended, Donnelly explained, parents would have to submit to an “intervention” before further consideration of their request to homeschool.