A Virginia county school boardâs push to remove the religious exemption for homeschoolers is alarming many of the stateâs families, who say it could be a new way for the government to control what children are taught.
The Loudoun County School Board considered the controversial language at its Nov. 28 meeting but eventually sent it back to a committee for further discussion, according to the Loudoun Times.
At issue is a resolution that would ask the Virginia legislature to remove the religious exemption for homeschooling families. If the legislature took such an action, homeschooling would remain legal but would be subject to more government oversight.
âDonât try to solve a problem that doesnât exist. I ask you not to repeal the religious exemption,â Loudoun County citizen Paul Millhouse told the board during the meeting, according to the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), ...