A post on the NH Parent First site makes a solid argument for trusting parents first:
It is wrong to conflate responsible home schooling parents with individual parents who might be irresponsible.
It is pretty incontrovertible that one should not demonize a whole group just because certain individuals from that group might do something wrong. Yet, for one reason or another, whether it’s fear, or ignorance, or the well-meaning intention of protecting children, people frequently support unwarranted restraint of a group based upon the potential abuse of these individual wrongdoers.
This type of action is morally wrong.
I have used the “hard cases make bad law” argument from a defensive position many times. It is good to see a proactive argument.
Read the entire post here.