"Homeschooling advocates say public schools block parents from withdrawing kids"
This article is from late May. I wonder how this has changed. I suspect there are even more people opting to homeschool.
If you homeschool and aren't a member of HSLDA, I highly recommend it. It's only $10 a month and I have a lot more peace of mind knowing I can call them at any time for any concern.
Parents in several states nationwide are “shocked” to find they can’t withdraw their children from public school, the largest U.S. legal organization for homeschool families told Fox News.
Coronavirus restrictions hit public schools especially hard and, with no clear end in sight, the loss of students only adds to the already vulnerable loss in funds.
A RealClear Opinion Research survey shows that 40 percent of families are more likely to homeschool when lockdown restrictions lift, a significant increase from the 2.5 million children who were educating their kids at home before stay-at-home orders were put in place.
T.J. Schmidt, a lawyer for the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), which provides legal services to help parents meet requirements for transitioning children from public school to homeschool, said he’s noticed an uptick in the number of parents trying to pull their kids from public school.
And public schools, he said, are pushing back.
“We see this across the country,” Schmidt said. “I’ve had school officials attempt to prevent or dissuade parents from pulling their kids out.”
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