What would you say to your friendly local truant officer? #StopSB136

Dear Homeschoolers,

A crisis is brewing in Illinois. Not a real crisis, mind you, but one cleverly manufactured by Senator Ed Maloney, who is neck deep in contributions from the teacher’s unions in this state.

Photograph of  Senator  Edward               D. Maloney (D)
Springfield Office:
Senator 18th District
311 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-5145
District Office:
10444 South Western Ave.
Chicago, IL  60643
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(773) 881-4243 FAX
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You see, Ed (can I call him Ed?) thinks that parents have no business raising and educating their children in the way that they see as best to do so. No, no. That’s not possible because only professional educators should have that privilege.

Yes, a government employee with “certifications” is much more qualified to produce the positive character traits, morals, and educational attainments, and to provide love, tolerance, acceptance, and one-to-one direct learning with a child than the child’s own biological parents.

There are simply too many kids “slipping through the cracks” in home school environments in Illinois. So many of them are idling away their time in boredom and ignorance, turning to drugs and alcohol to beat back the impending doom of their empty futures. Depression over not being able to take the latest standardized test, or to go to the Prom, is causing home schooled kids to be admitted regularly to local hospitals and placed under immediate psychiatric care. And the sibling rivalry! Peer pressure from unrelated individuals in age-based, largely arbitrary grade level peer groups is really just better for the kids in the long run.

Not really.

But Illinois Senator Ed. Maloney (D) would like you to think so.

For more on this developing story, follow the discussion on Twitter by searching for the hashtag #StopSB136 and by reading the prepared testimony of home educator Susan Ryan for the hearings going on RIGHT NOW (as of this writing).

Also, let me know (either in comments or via Twitter) what you would say, as a home schooler, to a truant officer knocking on your door (without a warrant) and demanding to “review” your curriculum and educational environment.

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4 thoughts on “What would you say to your friendly local truant officer? #StopSB136

  1. I would ask for his search warrant and then politely close the door when he didn’t have one.

  2. Pingback: Hi, I’m the truant officer. I’m here to help you with your home schooled children. #StopSB136 « The Right of the People

  3. First of all I’d say “We don’t answer the door for the police, go away, you can’t come back because you didn’t check my deed which says that my property is not to be infringed by your gang”. And if he tried to come in he’d be met with the same violence he’s bringing to me, my family and everyone else who doesn’t stand up to this tyranny. I may add that we do not call 911 or use any other government “services”. Come on everyone, I know I’m not alone.

  4. Pingback: Public school is the problem, not home school. #StopSB136 « The Right of the People

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