The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent our advertisers

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Democrat: Investigate Every Homeschool Parent

Proposal gives nearly unlimited power to 'unqualified' social workers

A proposal by a state senator in Ohio, Cafri Cafaro, a Democrat, would require every homeschooling parent in Ohio to be investigated – and approved of – by various social services agencies before they would be allowed to teach their own children

And officials with the Home School Legal Defense Association say it is the “worst-ever homeschool law proposed.”

“SB 248 is breathtakingly onerous in its scope,” says a report assembled 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. Social workers would have to interview parents and children separately, conduct background checks and determine whether homeschooling is recommended or not.

“If it is not recommended, parents would have to submit to an ‘intervention’ before further consideration of their request to homeschool.”

The proposal was offered as a response to the child abuse death of Teddy Foltz-Tedesco, 14, who reportedly had been abused for years by his mother’s boyfriend, Zaryl Bush.

And while that certainly is a tragic case, the marginal involvement of homeschool was not the reason for the tragedy, HSLDA explained.



Anonymous said...

How do you like this changed America we live in?

Anonymous said...

Homeschooling is legal brain washing.

Sand Box John said...

@ Anonymous 8:54 AM

Government schools are institutionalized indoctrination.

Anonymous said...

Public schooling is forced legal brain washing

Anonymous said...

8:54 spoken like a true leftist!
When I look at my neighbors who are public school teachers and see how f'd up their kids and families are I know I am doing right by my kids sending them to private school!

Anonymous said...

Investigate every democrat for subversion, corruption and treason.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Homeschooling is legal brain washing.

December 19, 2013 at 8:54 AM

who washed your brain? cracker jacks?

Anonymous said...

they want to investigate, do a background check and vet a PARENT who wishes to teach their child?!

They didn't put half that much energy into vetting a senator from Ill. who wanted to be president.

Nice priorities.