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Home-school Group Fighting to Have Proposal for Stricter Monitoring of Home-school Students Rejected | The Black Home School

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By: Krystle Crossman

The state of Connecticut is trying to pass a proposal that would require home-schooled students to undergo stricter monitoring if they have been diagnosed with behavioral or mental health issues. This is in light of the mass school shooting in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. The panel that is bringing up the proposal feels that there was an oversight in how home-schooled students are monitored. They feel that these students should have to undergo the same requirements as public school students if they are still within the same district.

The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) states that they will fight this proposal with full force. They feel that it is a proposal that is made out of fear and that thinking that violence in the schools is connected to home-schooled children is ridiculous. The HSLDA is currently made up of 83,000 members in the US and they are prepared to fight to have the proposal knocked down. Their main concern is that parents could end up being denied the opportunity to home-school if the board does not like the results of the testing that their child goes through. The proposal would make the mental health testing mandatory.

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