Challenge emerges to home-schooling


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Home-schooler Roger Channell was practicing spelling with his sons last month when a truant officer showed up at his door and demanded to see what Channell was teaching.

“We can take your children away,” the truant officer said, according to Channell. His boys, 10 and 11, ran away, one crawling under a bed to hide.

Now Channell and other parents in three rural Illinois counties find themselves in the fiercest battle in decades over home-schooling – an unexpected turn of events, in one of the least restrictive states in the nation for educating children at home. Read more…

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