NC State task force: Homeschools need monitoring
A tragic death. Homeschooling is not the cause.
The N.C. Department of Social Services made the recent recommendations in its report on the death of Sean Paddock, a Smithfield boy killed by his adoptive mother. Lynn Paddock, who was convicted of first-degree murder and felony child abuse in the case, home schooled her seven children.
The report calls for the N.C. Division of Non-Public Education to increase monitoring of home schools and for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to track school status of children who die under suspicious circumstances.
“That was clearly a child abuse case and not a home school (case),” said Kay Bindrim, who serves as president of the Christian Homeschool Association of Rocky Mount and regional director of North Carolinians for Home Education with her husband, Tommy. Read more…