Skip to comments.Booming NC home schools face little scrutiny
Posted on 11/23/2013 8:37:30 PM PST by Sam's Army
Over the years, pediatricians and others in North Carolina have worried about children supposedly being educated at home who end up missing, dead or abused.
The latest case: An 11-year-old Union County boy found handcuffed to his front porch with a dead chicken tied to his neck. Wanda Sue Larson, who had custody of the boy and four adopted children living in the home, had filed last year to home-school the children. Larson has been charged with child abuse, and investigators say they found signs the boy was frequently handcuffed inside.
Home schooling is booming in North Carolina. The number of registered home schools has doubled in the past decade to 53,347. Mecklenburg County alone has more than 4,000 registered schools serving an estimated 6,573 children.
In North Carolina, like most states, those children can disappear from outside scrutiny. Home schools are never inspected; federal courts have ruled that sending government workers into homes violates the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure.
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/11/23/4491992/booming-nc-home-schools-face-little.html#storylink=cpy
(Excerpt) Read more at charlotteobserver.com ...
Author Ann Doss Helms is the local Charlotte govt school advocate for the press/state apparatus. I'm sure she has no agenda here...none.
So there are isolated cases of trouble in homeschools, affecting individuals.
Compared to systemic drugs, sex ed, sex in all forms, gangs, fights, crumbling buildings, marxist training, and low academic standards in the public schools, affecting tens of millions.
“The issue is never the issue. The issue is the revolution.”
It is very strange how some people are suspicious of home schoolers and the media tries to associate the movement with abuse. Home schoolers excel in most ways on average. Most parents that home school do so because they are more dedicated parents.
Of course home inspections is a violation of the fourth amendment (that pesky thing /s). And they are completely unnecessary. More abuse goes on in public school than home schools by far.
When horrible cases like this happen the law deals with it already. The government is not great at enforcing the law, but it is terrible at preventing people from breaking the law in the first place.
Well stated. The article is very misleading.
And this one isolated case mentioned in the article is compared to what? Certainly not the pristine government schools who, on almost a daily bases, have teachers molesting children. And what do they do with them? Why they give them the ultimate punishment; they transfer them to another school!
Then again, when those students in both home-school and government school tracks are compared (under every chart) the home-schoolers are always on top.
Of course, they are also more likely to believe in God, also.
I really don't think the leftist Charlotte Observer really wants to spout too much about the mote in the other guy's eye with the log they have balanced on their nose.
See post #5.
And the DSS needs its owns SWAT team and MWRAPs too!
It’s for the children!
That happens in my state too. The kids are under the care of child protective services and they completely miss the abuse. Then a nanny state politician tries to blame it on parental neglect and introduces really invasive legislation which fails because home schooling parents go ballistic.
This sounds like more of a problem with the adoption system in this particular state than a home schooling problem. Obviously this "adoptive" parent wanted to hide her abuse so started home schooling. One case out of millions.
Just another attempt to end home schooling so the brain washing of American children can continue unopposed.
The children of Sandy Hook would be alive today if they had been home schooled.
This woman is anti-freedom and anti-American.
I wonder if any of those parents had seriously thought about homeschooling before their children were killed.
To emphasize, Ms. Larson is a DSS Supervisor. She was the adoptive/foster parent of the children in question. She's the one who is supposed to "scrutinize" normal people's families.
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I'm pinging this thread to both lists. This is alarming for homeschoolers and I think all homeschoolers everywhere need to keep abreast of this situation.
I could see this kind of mentality by government officials spreading.
Problem is, they need to clean house first. Instead of focusing on homeschooling being the problem we need to focus on THEM not doing their jobs instead of blame-shifting.
But they will go after homeschoolers nevertheless.
The Charlotte Observer has REALLY scrutinized Kay Hagan and her pal Hussein....so now they turn their eyes to home schoolers.