Education | Latest attempt to prevent abuse wastes resources that could help protect an at-risk child
by Leigh Jones
Posted 2/14/18, 02:18 pm
Hawaii has become the latest state to consider new restrictions for homeschooling families following high-profile abuse cases.
State Sen. Kaialii Kahele recently introduced legislation that would require Child Welfare Services to conduct a background check on any parent requesting permission to homeschool. Current law only requires homeschooling families to ensure curriculum meets state standards, keep basic records, and submit annual progress reports. Kahele filed his bill after the deaths of two children in his district, both of whom were homeschooled.