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30 years ago homeschooling was highly regulated and practically *illegal* in almost every state.
But homeschoolers and their lawyers quietly fought back and
I've been reading all about it in - Home Schooling, the Right Choice: An Academic, Historical, Practical, and Legal Perspective - which so far has been a compelling read.
I mean, what would I do if a Social Worker or agent from Child Protective Services showed up on my doorstep tomorrow and demanded to come in to meet my kids and inspect our living conditions (because we don't send them to government school)???
Even after watching 1,000 episodes of Law & Order I still didn't know what the right course of action is.
The author - Christopher Klicka - has represented several hundred, if not more than a thousand families over the years who've been persecuted and harassed by principals, edu-crats, social workers, et al.
I'll give a more comprehensive review of the book when I finish it.
But the stories of what Big Government can do to homeschoolers (i.e. throw your kids in a foster home!) got me a little scared (and grateful).
So just now I joined Klicka's Homeschool Legal Defense Association. It's $500 for five years of guaranteed legal protection. Over that time they will represent us in ANY disputes we have with our school district, social workers,...
Newbies can read about the little tiff I had with my district last year - here.