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  •  Yes, I do know what I'm talking about (1+ / 0-)
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    wonderful world

    and how homeschooling works (in areas I'm familiar with) and NO it's not an invasion of privacy to make some kind of measurement to gauge whether or not kids who are outside the traditional school system are actually GETTING an education.  Because while most do - some don't.

    I AM autistic, so yes, I'm taking "poor eye contact" into consideration among other things.  You don't get a free pass to do whatever you like - you are charged with and accepting the responsibility of providing education.   Anyone who refuses to do so is actually raising a flag right there that something is wrong.

    There can be checks on that without massive expense or being considered burdensome on your freedom to be a recluse control freak if that's your thing.  Because your kid may grow up and want to be part of the real world - and that's bloody hard without a freaking education.

    •  I do, in fact, get a free pass (0+ / 0-)

      from having to comply with whatever anyone else can dream up.

      Your comfort with all of this is not the important thing.

      •  not if it becomes law you don't. (0+ / 0-)

        You might NOW - but it may not be forever.  Because people are concerned about homeschool kids actually getting educations.

        •  As concerned as any of us are about all (0+ / 0-)

          children getting good educations.

          But your concern does not easily translate into legislation to take away each family's flexibility and choice.

          Thanks goodness.

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