Do you live in Illinois?
Have you chosen to educate your children at home?
State Senator Ed Maloney would like you to turn over your records on how you’ve been educating your own children in the safety of your own home.
You see, he doesn’t trust you. No, he trusts the professionals in the government-run schooling system. You know, the one that you ran screaming from when you pulled your kid(s) out of school for whatever good reason you, as a parent, had for doing so.
So, Maloney (rhymes with Baloney) is sponsoring SB 136, stating “We’re not going for the private school students, we’re going to change that [in the proposal]. What we want to know is where the homeschoolers are. It’s as simple as that.”
You hear that? He’s coming for you and your children. Then he’s going to send a truant officer to your home if you don’t fill out the forms properly.
Is this the education experience you envisioned for your kids when you pulled them from the public schools? More importantly, is this the America you wanted?
Even if you don’t educate your children at home, you have an obligation to fight this tyranny. There is no constitutional mandate for sending a truant officer to your door simply because you and your children have chosen an alternate mode of education. Rather, the constitution is a long list of “thou shalt nots” aimed squarely at big government overreach.
And if this isn’t a clear and present example of overreach, I can’t imagine what is.
- “Illinois Senate Bill Would Require Homeschoolers Register With State” and related posts (regularthoughts.blogspot.com)
- Making A Homeschool Decision? 8 Different Ways To Educate At Home (brighthub.com)
- “Over Two Million Children Are Now Homeschooled” and related posts (dprogram.net)
- Homeschooling by Technology-Based or Online Course (brighthub.com)
- Illinois Democrat’s Attempt to Register Homeschoolers Like Criminals (chicagonow.com)
- TSSAA OKs homeschoolers (knoxnews.com)
- A Conversation about Homeschooling (ncregister.com)