A Seattle article presents an appealing looking title for many [Homeschoolers exempt from bill lowering mandatory school age]. Except, over my years of observation, I’m apprehensive of any law’s existence that you must be exempt from, especially when “homeschool” is brought in. As laws go, “exempt” in can mean “exempt” out. Since it’s usually homeschool volunteers watching those bills and language fly by, better safe than sorry works well.
I’m also one of those oddballs thinking Washington State’s current compulsory attendance age starting at eight years of age is wonderful. HB 1283 proposes lowering that age to six. There are 15 sponsors and it’s sitting in the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education. From KOMO: