"We will convene leaders in education and child welfare policy, legislators and legislative staff, academics and policy advocates, to discuss child rights in connection with homeschooling in the United States. The focus will be on problems of educational deprivation and child maltreatment that too often occur under the guise of homeschooling, in a legal environment of minimal or no oversight. Experts will lead conversations about the available empirical evidence, the current regulatory environment, proposals for legal reform, and strategies for effecting such reform."
In case you wanted to attend: I'm sorry, the event is private and by invitation only.
So. I see now. My children are Victims of Educational Deprivation. How they must have suffered while my wife and I worked so hard under the guise of homeschooling!
Just think how much people like Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and Theodore Roosevelt could have accomplished in life if only -- rather than being maltreated under minimal or no oversight at home -- they had undergone the leveling and equifying effects of years of classroom schooling!
Be advised: Responsible Home Education is to the people who want to dismantle homeschooling what the phrase "gun safety" is to people who want to repeal the Second Amendment. Oh of course they are doing it For The Children. They are doing it to address "steep disparities in the quality of education received." I begin to sense the evil that grins like good.
Big Education seems here to be driving for forcing parents to prove need if they want to homeschool. Some gun owners (legal or otherwise) use guns to commit suicide or murder; some self-called homeschoolers abuse children. Somebody should Do Something. As we have seen with concealed carry permits for firearms, once the applicant is required to prove "need" the permits are functionally banned; only the "right" people get permits. The cult of experts wants control. Watch this trend. Be very wary.