After Wayzata Public Schools illegally threatened a Minnesota homeschool family with criminal charges for allegedly not filing a “mandatory” notice of intent, the parents pushed back, causing school officials to back off and apologize.
“You have two days to give us the information we want or we are filing truancy charges,” the enrollment secretary of Wayzata Public Schools threatened the homeschooling parents concerning their 17-year-old son.
Soon afterward, the family contacted the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) out of fear that further harassment and unwanted criminal charges would ensue. HSLDA attorneys contend that the threat was not only unlawful, but completely unwarranted.
“Minnesota law explicitly states that a letter of intent to continue homeschooling is not required for a child over 16, as long as the family has notified school officials in previous years,” HSLDA Staff Attorney Michael Donnelly asserted. “This family had previously notified officials, so no further notice was required.” Click here to continue reading.
I think I remember something like this happened in Germany? If my memory is correct, they ( the government) took the children away. Also I am thinking it might have been because they were teaching their children evolution.
The interesting is that the majority of home-schooled children excel in learning when compared to public schooled children,
"The home-educated typically score 15 to 30 percentile points above public-school students on standardized academic achievement tests. (The public school average is the 50th percentile; scores range from 1 to 99.) Home-educated students typically score above average on the SAT and ACT tests that colleges consider for admissions. They also out scored public schooled children greatly in the areas of communication, daily living skills, socialization, maturity etc. etc." From homeschool world
Last Edit: Dec 27, 2015 11:57:29 GMT -5 by fearnot