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    Filed at 7:53 pm under by dcobranchi

    Yesterday I predicted that Florida bureaucrats would try to pin their ineptitude on homeschooling. Sadly, I was right.

    On Tuesday, DCF said it would conduct a “full case review” and institute at least two policy changes.

    The agency will ask judges to ensure that foster children go to public or private schools, no longer allowing home-schooling. The girl in this case had been home schooled for two years by the couple who served as her caregivers.

    “Schools do provide a measure of protection,” said DCF district administrator Don Thomas.

    Is there some DYS rulebook somewhere that tells them to point at the homeschoolers whenever they screw up?

    3 Responses to “MISDIRECTION”


    Comment by
    Michelle
    June 23rd, 2004
    at 9:54 pm

    Well if DCF isn’t going to do their job and watch the children under their care, they have to try to dump the job on somebody. 🙁 Clearly they think the school system is better equipped to provide supervision for foster children.

    Hey, if that’s the case, does that mean we can just get rid of DCF?


    Comment by
    Laura
    June 23rd, 2004
    at 10:39 pm

    I just thank God that that poor child was rescued. I hope it’s not too late for her. Extreme starvation does things to a person.


    Comment by
    Eric Holcombe
    June 24th, 2004
    at 10:08 pm

    There is a recent abuse case in Tennessee that DCS was called about twice in the last year. The father and stepmother have been arrested on abuse and other criminal charges. The kids were basically discovered by the sheriff’s dept. The DCS area coordinator resigned when an internal investigation was launched. Too bad they weren’t homeschoolers – he could probably keep his job.

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