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Letter — Home schoolers, not exploiters

I would like to clarify that it is not the home schooling parent who has “found a way around the requirements by exploiting a loophole” as the article stated. This “loophole” is a legal provision for education to take place inside the home. Did you know that the California Department of Education’s (DOE) own web site provides the form that makes any home into a Private School?

Also, Delaine Eastin, would have you think that she is doing her job by cracking down on parents who are “exploiting a loophole.” Why then did she write to every legislator in Sacramento, just 4 days before the close of the legislative session this past August? She was hoping that the current Legislature would hastily write a home school bill and make sure no one had a chance to read or evaluate it before it passed, thus causing strict regulations for home education in California.

Ms. Eastin underestimated the power and strength of the home schooling population and instead, within two hours, a full-scale legislative alert was launched! Legislative offices were inundated with phone calls from the home schooling population.

Home schooling families don’t need and don’t want any home school legislation!

Denise Llewellyn

South Lake Tahoe

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