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    Filed at 3:29 pm under by dcobranchi

    As I expected, this one is gaining some traction in the national press. Today’s NYT picks up the beat and blames the “lack of supervision” of homeschooling families. HSLDA, in particular, is to blame.

    It’s definitely worth a read to see what we may be up against.

    6 Responses to “HEADS UP: EVERYONE (UPDATE)”

    Comment by
    January 12th, 2008
    at 5:44 pm

    I’m going to have to start writing an article every time a child that attends public school is murdered by their parents. That happens regularly too.

    Comment by
    January 12th, 2008
    at 7:19 pm

    Look how openly “authorities” admit that schools are not responsible for just educating children, but for being “watchdogs” of and providing “surveillance” of parents.

    Comment by
    Rational Jenn
    January 12th, 2008
    at 7:34 pm

    Yup! Just posted on this myself. There are some who will not be content until all parents are subject to routine surveillance by government officials.

    That scraping sound you hear is more of our freedom being etched away . . . .

    Comment by
    January 12th, 2008
    at 7:58 pm

    They were murdered over Christmas break. I guess it’s a good thing that the public school teachers made unannounced home visits on every school kid over the holidays. Can’t have them unsupervised for even 2 weeks ya know?

    Comment by
    January 13th, 2008
    at 11:58 am

    I posted my response here

    This shouldn’t even be a homeschooling issue. The government knew there was a problem but social workers decided the family had moved and closed the case. Homeschooling had nothing to do with it.

    Comment by
    January 13th, 2008
    at 2:28 pm

    This family was already under the “supervision” of social services, so who really dropped the ball here? If any tighter regulations need to be made, the government should make it upon themselves. Their social services agency is understaffed and overbooked. Get some of that money out of the war machine and put it towards providing adequate and responsible services for the americans living at home.

    Or, does the current theocracy not allow for compassion for its own people?