Indiana schools discovered to be shunting problem kids into homeschool
The Indiana Association of Home Educators (IAHE) — with the help of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) — is tackling this issue head-on by entering a discussion about the procedure used by school districts in the Hoosier State that was designed to deal with students struggling within the public school system.
In the process of trying to come up with solutions, the Midwestern state has broadened its way of dealing with deviant students by including homeschooling … for the mere fact that a number of public schools have been habitually forcing troubled students on campus to homeschool.
Besides its potential of giving homeschooling a bad name, another threat to homeschooling was identified by legal experts fighting to keep teaching at home a practice without undue government intrusion.
“Some critics have used the situation to claim that to better serve these troubled students, homeschooling needs increased government oversight,” HSLDA points out. “We acted to counter these criticisms and correct the record.”
When the Indiana Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights hosted a meeting on the issue, HSLDA attorneys took the opportunity assess the problems that schools are looking to solve through forced homeschooling.
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