Another crackdown on homeschoolers?

Proposed legislation that would have equated truancy with child abuse in California raised suspicions among homeschool advocates it represented a fresh attack on home-based education.

The legislation, titled SB 950, would have added “habitual truancy” to the definition of child abuse by amending the Welfare and Institutions Code Section 300. According to the language of the bill, it called for children who have up to five unexcused absences from public school to be immediately taken from their family and put into the juvenile court system. Parents would no longer have been given the opportunity to make their case to school district officials. Read more…

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