Interesting news article highlighting the history of homeschooling in North Carolina, from the Lincoln-Tribune:
RALEIGH — When Rod Helder became the second director of the state’s Division of Non-Public Education in 1985, he inherited a small staff and a unique arrangement for state regulation of private schools. Under the previous director, the state’s confrontational attitude toward private education had boiled over into civil disobedience by church schools and a class action lawsuit by the state. As thousands of parents rallied quietly in the streets of Raleigh, the General Assembly rewrote the private school law, and in the end, totally separated DNPE — and private education — from any public school oversight.
Now North Carolina boasts a healthy private school community and one of the largest concentrations of homeschoolers in the country.
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