UPDATE: Thanks to the rapid response from homeschooling families across Ohio, Sen. Cafaro has requested that SB 248 be suspended and withdrawn. Click here to read her statement.
The Home School Legal Defense Association calls it the "worst-ever homeschool law proposed in Ohio."
Senate Bill 248, introduced by State Senator Capri Cafaro, would require all homeschooling parents to undergo a investigation that would determine if the family would be allowed to homeschool.
According to HSLDA's Michael Donnelly:
"Social workers would have to interview parents and children separately, conduct background checks and determine whether homeschooling is recommended or not. If it is not recommended, parents would have to submit to an “intervention” before further consideration of their request to homeschool."
Read HSLDA's summary of the bill, as well as important background information about the tragic circumstances that led to the bill's introduction, by clicking here.
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Ohio has suddenly become a frontline in the battle over homeschooling freedom.