The Prima Facie Case against Homeschooling

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Title: The Prima Facie Case against Homeschooling
Author: Curren, Randall; Blokhuis, Jason C.
Abstract: In this article, we will argue that the interests of children and society are in principle generally best served by enrolling children in common schools provided through a public system, and we will argue for a presumption of symmetry of public diligence and burden of proof in protecting the interests of children educated in schools and in homes. Advocates of unregulated homeschooling argue that parents should be presumed competent to educate their children, just as they are presumed competent to raise their children, and the state should bear the burden of proof to demonstrate otherwise on a case-by-case basis. We argue that children are all entitled to equal public protection of their educational interests, hence uniformity or symmetry of public diligence across the different institutional settings in which they may receive a general education. Adapted from the source document.
Date: 2011

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