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Old 04-12-2019, 03:37 PM
 
Location: WI
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https://www.newsweek.com/new-mexico-...police-1389992


WTF? How many stories (and I can think of at several off the top of my head) do we need to read about parents who torture their shut-in children under the guise of "homeschooling?" Being at school won't prevent the abuse at home but it brings other adults and some checks and balances into the child's life.

Certainly, most homeschooling families are not abusive. However, one thing you see if you read through the stories is a common theme of a parent suspected/accused of abuse after a school-based mandated reporter calls it in, and then the suspect pulls the kid(s) from school in order to homeschool. Most homeschooling parents are not abusive but homeschooling creates a safehaven for those who are, and I would support a law that would mandate that homeschooled children have to come into contact with a mandated reporter at least 2-3 times per year...for example, a doctor at a yearly checkup.

 
Old Yesterday, 08:47 AM
 
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It's very sad...very sad.
Home schooling has ZERO, nothing to do with it though.
I'm sure as many kids that go to public schools are abused and destroyed as well.

I've read no stories about children kept home and tortured under "the guise of homeschooling"....none..

I HATE mandates...very intrusive, very demeaning, very abusive.....I HATE the thought of the gov mandating that you raise your OWN child how they dictate is right.
I'm sure some would agree with you about that though.
 
Old Yesterday, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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It's very sad...very sad.
Home schooling has ZERO, nothing to do with it though.
Many kids that go to public schools are abused and destroyed as well.

I've read no stories about children kept home and tortured under "the guise of homeschoolong"....none..
You either didn't read or didn't understand Strawflower's post.
 
Old Yesterday, 05:37 PM
 
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Where did the homeschool come from? The article never brings it up. It actually says homework from school.
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he was assisting his daughter with her homework from school on Thursday when she expressed her refusal to complete it
https://www.newsweek.com/new-mexico-...police-1389992
 
Old Yesterday, 07:36 PM
 
Location: WI
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/crime...=.d23dc28e7a36
Different article I read on the case brought up the homeschooling. My bad.

His daughter was home-schooled, he told investigators, and she did her homework on a computer. She told him she didn’t want to do any homework that night, according to the complaint.
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