View Poll Results: Which of the following should be legally bared from homeschooling their kids?

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  • Convicted Child Abusers.

    173 60.07%
  • Convicted Sex Offenders.

    150 52.08%
  • Parents that lack a high school diploma or GED.

    240 83.33%
  • Other - Explain.

    132 45.83%
  • There should be no restricts at all on which parents can home school.

    4 1.39%
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Thread: Which requirements should be placed upon parents that choose to home school?

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    Re: Which requirements should be placed upon parents that choose to home school?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I think that's an overly broad statement though. For example, if a parent physically abuses their child, then seeks treatment, and by all indications no longer abuses their child, do you think their parental rights should still be revoked?
    Yes. There is no way to know whether the "treatment" was effective or not short of letting the parent once again abuse their child.
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    Re: Which requirements should be placed upon parents that choose to home school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Yes. There is no way to know whether the "treatment" was effective or not short of letting the parent once again abuse their child.
    Well its definitely a difficult situation. However, a child that is in a public or private school is regularly exposed to others that would report signs of continued abuse while a child in a home schooled situation could be hid from anyone outside the home that would potentially report continued abuse.
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    Re: Which requirements should be placed upon parents that choose to home school?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    In my opinion child abusers and sex offenders should be bared from homeschooling because of the risk it poses for their kids. If a kid is being abused and they attend a public or private school, then that child has the opportunity to tell others about their abuse, or a teacher or friend may see the obvious signs of abuse. However, if a child is home schooled and their parent is a sex offender, that child could be the victim of abuse and the parent could be using the fact that they are home schooled as a way of preventing them from having any contact with others.

    The vast majority of parents that home school of course are not abuses or sex offenders and thus such a legal restriction would have no impact on them at all.
    Agreed of course, but it's a fairly useless regulation. Convicted child abusers and sex offenders are already barred from contact with children.

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    Re: Which requirements should be placed upon parents that choose to home school?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Agreed of course, but it's a fairly useless regulation. Convicted child abusers and sex offenders are already barred from contact with children.
    Not with their own children. The only reason they would be bared from contact with their own children is if they are deemed a current danger to their own children.
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    Re: Which requirements should be placed upon parents that choose to home school?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Well its definitely a difficult situation. However, a child that is in a public or private school is regularly exposed to others that would report signs of continued abuse while a child in a home schooled situation could be hid from anyone outside the home that would potentially report continued abuse.
    Absolutely, if the offender still had custody, which they shouldn't IMO, then it would be much better if the child were seen regularly by other people who would report evidence of abuse.
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