California overreacts and presumes every homeschooling parent is a child abuser

The Washington Examiner

California is seeking to treat homeschool families as presumptive child abusers. Lawmakers in that state have indicated plans to categorically require homeschool parents to prove — through home visits, interviews, and other government oversight — that indeed the parent is not abusive if they choose to exercise a legally protected and valid option for school choice. This measure would shift the burden to the parent to prove to the government’s satisfaction his or her parental fitness.  

This is absurdly unconstitutional.

But in light of the remarkably horrifying case of Riverside County couple David and Louise Turpin, whose 13 children were reportedly chained, malnourished, and clearly abused, the media and lawmakers have chosen to focus on one coincidental detail — the Turpins were also registered as homeschoolers.

Using the Turpins’ case as one extreme example to bolster their platform, legislators are now looking to increase government regulations of homeschooling in California, which may lay the groundwork for increased regulation nationwide. Already, state legislators have suggested they will introduce legislation to cure the supposed “problem” of laxity in private school choice options, which includes homeschooling.

Suggested measures have included options for involuntary quarterly home visits and interviews from child protective services and other government agencies. This kind of government regulation and oversight would reduce the valid legal option of homeschooling from a fundamental parental right, to direct the education and school choice for children, to compelled consent to government intrusion upon the sanctity and privacy of the home and school choice.

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5 thoughts on “California overreacts and presumes every homeschooling parent is a child abuser

  1. “This measure would shift the burden to the parent to prove to the government’s satisfaction his or her parental fitness.”

    Hard choice.

    Let them steal your children… or shoot the bast@rds.

    btw… WE’RE NOT HERE FOR THE SO-CALLED “GOVERNMENT’S’ SATISFACTION!!!

    1. Agreed
      When my wife and I made the move to HS
      Our daughter ( yes OUR child not theirs)
      We just did it , we didn’t ask permission
      And we didn’t join any group
      It’s no ones F-ing businesses but ours

      Thank god our daughter is finished with that part of her education, because I can see the hammer coming harder and faster than in the past
      Currently with all the educational options on the Internet, and other resources
      The school systems are feeling it , that’s what will further drive this onslaught into our homes
      And into how you live in your home
      I’ve heard and know of friends that have gotten “visits” because their children were not enrolled in the public fool system
      They registered, we didn’t.
      Never got the call, never got the knock on the door

      Just like gun registration, what they don’t know won’t hurt you , and they don’t know what you have if you can STFU

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