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    Angry Texas sues homeschooling parents

    Has anyone else seen this? http://www.homeedmag.com/newscomm/50...district-sues/


    I am totally appalled, but not the least bit surprised. Our son spent 1 year in ps (in Texas) and that experience is what led us to homeschooling. I remeber the Texas Education Agency telling me that if the parents fought for their children's rights (in regards to special services) it was common practice for the schools to report parents to children services. That way, the parents would be too busy trying to fight to get their kids back, and wouldn't then fight with the school.
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    Texas has been known to cook their books regarding drop our rates and all manner of shady deals with their textbooks, what is wrong with them?
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    Unbelievable. Very frightening, and heartbreaking.
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    How incredibly depressing. Sent a chill down my spine, for sure!
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    Oh my goodness, that poor family.
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    That is just awful. Sometimes I am embarrassed to live in Texas. Then again, sometimes I am embarrassed to just be human because of the awful things that happen daily in our world. I feel terrible for that family.

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    This is one of those stories that is so strange that one thinks there must be more to it. But then again, I would believe if the school district was just that malicious. Because many people in education think they know better than parents. Ugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farrarwilliams View Post
    This is one of those stories that is so strange that one thinks there must be more to it. But then again, I would believe if the school district was just that malicious. Because many people in education think they know better than parents. Ugh.
    I am wondering the same thing. The only news story that comes up on google for this is the Fox story.
    Also, I think it is important to note that they are not suing them for the homeschool part of it, it is over the special education while he was in school part of it.
    So, the suggestions (on some of the blogs that this was reposted on) to contact HSLDA are probably not doable?
    This is a special ed issue, not a homeschooling issue.

    In fact, Texas school have specific instructions to not contact CPS because a family homeschools.

    There has to be more to this story.
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    "Also, I think it is important to note that they are not suing them for the homeschool part of it, it is over the special education while he was in school part of it."

    Umm... Is not special education, well, education? I wonder what is the whole story. But if you read the HSLDA page on Texas some school systems have tried to run over parents on educating.

    They should contact the HSLDA immediately as the they have successfully defended members before in cases like this. They do not do divorce or child abuse cases generally.
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    That is absolutely disgusting that a school district would sink this low. Karma works in mysterious ways and will come back to bite them in the tush! I hope this family gets the help and support they need.
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