Michelle Malkin rips a proposed New Jersey law that would require annual testing and medical check-ups of home-schooled children. The sponsor says it’s inspired by the horrible case of a couple charged with starving four foster kids, who were kept out of school. In 38 home visits, state social workers didn’t notice the children’s suffering.
Indeed, legislators and the liberal media (witness CBS News’ anti-homeschooling hit piece last October) are pushing for increased regulation of homeschooling parents, including criminal background checks, because the grass-roots movement gravely threatens their socialist agenda of promoting dependency. God forbid children be taught by their own parents without oversight from the all-knowing, all-caring, infallible wizards of the child welfare-public school monopoly!
A crackdown on innocent homeschooling families to cure the incompetence of government child welfare agencies is like a smoker lopping off his ear to treat metastatic lung cancer. It’s a bloody wrong cure conceived by a fool who caused his own disease.
Actually, it’s like lopping off someone else’s ear.