Virginia County Targets Religious Exemption for Homeschoolers
A Virginia county school boardâ€™s push to remove the religious exemption for homeschoolers is alarming many of the stateâ€™s 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.
â€śDonâ€™t try to solve a problem that doesnâ€™t exist. I ask you not to repeal the religious exemption,â€ť Loudoun County citizen Paul Millhouse told the board during the meeting, according to the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA),...
It is interesting how they try to make it look so innocuous, claiming they only want to ensure children are being educated. Certainly this is a noble goal. The problem comes in defining what it means to be educated. On this case it will mean forcibly dragging your children into the pit of insanity we currently live in.
Yet another example of Progressive liberals using the education system to attempt to better control tge population. Note, again, that this battle is happening in a Southern state and in a county of Northern Virginia which has, as a region, an overwhelming liberal population that either works directly for the federal government or indirectly. So that's a lot of influence. There are notable solid churches in that part of the state, but their ministry is largely ignored. One even buys, or bought, time on the local news station, the most popular station in the DC area, to point people to Christ.
HSLDA is headquartered in Loudon County, so this is a direct attack on homeschooling freedom in their own back yard.