Our legislators make laws. I did learn that in my public school civics class. But it is astonishing to me how lay people, such as enlightened homeschoolers, know many laws and regulations better than our lawmakers and lawyers and let’s not forget judges. Which takes us round and round with our lawmakers and other public servants concerning laws affecting homeschoolers.
I listened to the audio of the Illinois House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee Hearing that included Representative Sue Scherer’s HB 2762, a bill lowering compulsory attendance age to 6. There are now 19 other sponsors and growing. It was enlightening in a most unfortunate manner, even as I appreciated two Representatives’ questions and comments about this expensive bill.
So here’s my re-hash of this bill passing out of that committee, 9-2. Pardon my provincial concerns here, but I think many other family advocates have suffered through the same circumstances in their Capitols.