Prof. Robin West: The Harms of Homeschooling

Georgetown Law Professor Robin West explores problems with American homeschooling in an article that appeared in the Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly. "Because of lax or no regulation, in most of the country parents who homeschool now have virtually unfettered authority to decide what subjects to teach, what curriculum materials to use, and how much, … Continue reading Prof. Robin West: The Harms of Homeschooling

Education off the Grid: Constitutional Constraints on Homeschooling

In 2008, Northwestern University School of Law professor Kimberly Yuracko published a landmark article on the constitutional rights of homeschool children, "Education off the Grid: Constitutional Constraints on Homeschooling." Ms. Yuracko's scholarship explores, among other things, legal issues pertaining to gender equality and the rights of homeschool girls to receive an equal education to homeschool … Continue reading Education off the Grid: Constitutional Constraints on Homeschooling

Des Moines Register Calls for Homeschool Oversight

The Des Moines register has become the first American newspaper to run an editorial calling for homeschool oversight. The editors express concern  that in Iowa, "A child can suddenly stop attending middle school, and the parent choosing [to homeschool] has no obligation to explain anything to anyone — assuming anyone asks. According to a publication from the Iowa Department … Continue reading Des Moines Register Calls for Homeschool Oversight