Here is a report from the Flathead Beacon in Kalispell Montana about the newly formed Montana Conservative Alliance’s litmus test. It contains an alarming mention of homeschooling:
No. 8 says: “Parents are not always responsible, which is why some regulations of home schooling is necessary, and child health programs like CHIP [the Children Health Insurance Program] are a good idea.”
I will have to sharpen my pencil for this “belief statement” because I have no idea how homeschooling and CHIP are related under the umbrella of responsible parenting.
Homeschooling has seen its share of ‘litmus test politics’. I could be proven wrong in this particular situation, but, history says if we dig to the core of this call for regulations we would find that those ‘other’ homeschoolers are the ones who need regulating.
Read the entire piece here.