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    Thumbs down California abuse case sparks calls for home-schooling oversight

    Lawmakers and advocacy groups are calling for more oversight of home-schooling after a California couple using this method of education was charged with torturing their 13 children.The number of U.S. children educated at home has doubled to about 1.7 million, or 3 percent of the nation's school-age population, from 1999, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
    Even so, most states do not require inspections or in-person testing that could help uncover abusive situations, said the Massachusetts-based Coalition for Responsible Home Education.
    More than 380 cases of severe or fatal child neglect have occurred since 2000 in families involved in home-schooling, according to the group.
    "We would not say abuse is more common among home-schoolers, but when it does occur, there are fewer safeguards, less to stop it from spinning out of control," said Executive Director Rachel Coleman.
    The organization has called for requiring annual contacts by outside officials and background checks for parents who run home schools. Some home-schooling groups oppose these measures.

    More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/californi...150721925.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post

    Never let a scandal go to waste.
    I hate to say this, but the whole thing seems a bit contrived to me. I wouldn't be surprised if we end up hearing that the parents are Christians or anything else that the PTSB want to demonize.
    Last edited by lilymc; 01-19-2018 at 06:07 PM.
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    Once CalExit is complete they can place a cal govt worker in ea home .

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    Once CalExit is complete they can place a cal govt worker in each home .
    They will do that even after they ban homeschooling.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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