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    Lack of Oversight in Home Schooling

    Child abuse case in California spotlights lack of oversight of home schooling
    California's lack of regulations for home schooling has “created a shield that allows this stuff to happen," an education policy professor said.

    The arrest of a California couple accused of abusing their 10 children — including waterboarding them, shooting them with crossbows and pouring scalding water on them, prosecutors said — is the latest case to raise questions about the oversight of home schooling.



    Cases like those described in the article suggest that there needs to be oversight and regulation even of homeschool situations. Children are people. They are not their parents' property. (Or are they?)

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    I would argue the children are the "property" of the parents, provided that they are not abusing them.

    As far as home schooling, nothing more than an equivalency test should be required of those who choose to homeschool. There needs to be some way to demonstrate that they can be verified as having the equivalent of what is learned in high school. Also, a way to be sure that's the case so there aren't cases like "billy Madison" (the Adam sandler movie).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    Child abuse case in California spotlights lack of oversight of home schooling
    California's lack of regulations for home schooling has “created a shield that allows this stuff to happen," an education policy professor said.

    The arrest of a California couple accused of abusing their 10 children — including waterboarding them, shooting them with crossbows and pouring scalding water on them, prosecutors said — is the latest case to raise questions about the oversight of home schooling.



    Cases like those described in the article suggest that there needs to be oversight and regulation even of homeschool situations. Children are people. They are not their parents' property. (Or are they?)
    Explain what homeschooling has to do with mentally ill parents?

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    Explain what homeschooling has to do with mentally ill parents?
    Come on, I know you can put the pieces together, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by One View Post
    Come on, I know you can put the pieces together, right?
    Has nothing to do with home schooling
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Has nothing to do with home schooling
    Should someone who is mentally ill be homeschooling their children, without any kind of oversight?
    Well, I thought you could put the pieces together, but maybe I overestimated you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One View Post
    Should someone who is mentally ill be homeschooling their children, without any kind of oversight?
    Well, I thought you could put the pieces together, but maybe I overestimated you.
    Should they even be allowed to raise the Children
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    I think home school should be banned.
    Germany doesn't allow it, and fines are assessed for truancy. In fact, they will stop you at airport if kids should be in school.
    We as a nation are letting standards slip, the push seems to be the dumbing down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    Child abuse case in California spotlights lack of oversight of home schooling
    California's lack of regulations for home schooling has “created a shield that allows this stuff to happen," an education policy professor said.

    The arrest of a California couple accused of abusing their 10 children — including waterboarding them, shooting them with crossbows and pouring scalding water on them, prosecutors said — is the latest case to raise questions about the oversight of home schooling.



    Cases like those described in the article suggest that there needs to be oversight and regulation even of homeschool situations. Children are people. They are not their parents' property. (Or are they?)
    Government over site of homeschooling. Sounds like a good progressive idea, so Liberals can control children , what they learn, what they can't believe in (religion). Very bad idea. People home school their children so government can't force their beliefs on their children

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    Government over site of homeschooling. Sounds like a good progressive idea, so Liberals can control children , what they learn, what they can't believe in (religion). Very bad idea. People home school their children so government can't force their beliefs on their children
    I would agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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