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  •  Same question (8+ / 0-)

    Since most abused children are in public school, how do you propose that we protect those children? Because what we are currently doing isn't enough. So do we make all children submit to full nude physical exams and psychological analysis every year? Background checks are not going to catch most abusers. The horrible woman in NC had be subject to an extensive background check for her job, but had no signs of problems.

    The statistics discussed by the diarist demonstrate that a very small percentage of homeschoolers are abusive. There is, unfortunately, no way to fully protect children from abuse unless we massively violate the rights of all children and their parents. I am not willing to give up my rights for this any more than I'm willing to give up my rights in the so-called "war on terrorism". Some folks argue that we have a responsibility to society to be fine with the Patriot Act and the domestic spying that is occurring. I am not ok with either.

    •  Well, at least there's something in place (0+ / 0-)

      to weed the abusers out in public and private schools.  It's not perfect, but at least it's something. There has to be something we can do that isn't too intrusive.

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