(TargetLiberty.org) – Many parents who have never considered homeschooling before have been encouraged to see it as an option now that the coronavirus lockdown has given them some experience. But, they’re often finding public schools are putting obstacles in their way. The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) says schools, faced with a surge of parents wanting to educate their children themselves, are pushing back.
"We see this across the country. I've had school officials attempt to prevent or dissuade parents from pulling their kids out."-Tj Schmidt on Fox News >> https://t.co/TuxMmQBm3g #homeschool #homeschooling @FoxNews
— HSLDA (@HSLDA) May 28, 2020
HSLDA lawyer TJ Schmidt says some parents are worried about their kids being traumatized by social-distancing rules in schools. They may also be newly confident in their own ability to teach their children. As a result, schools fear losing too many of their students to the growing trend. Schmidt also thinks many schools aren’t being deliberately obstructive, but due to the pandemic and lockdown, they simply don’t have enough staff to process all the paperwork. Either way, he says, HSLDA is hearing from a lot more parents who need legal support to start homeschooling.
This is just one way the pandemic has changed our way of life.
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