It appears that the U.S. federal government has been attempting to hinder the efforts of parents who have chosen to use homeschooling as a means of educating their children instead of relying on traditions means of child-focused, academic training.
According to The New York Post, a lawsuit has been filed on behalf of some homeschooling parents in America who are apparently fed up with the U.S. government’s efforts to harass and threaten them over allegations of neglect, which appear to be unsubstantiated.
This lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Department of Education (DOE).
“At least two dozen families in the city this year who sent the DOE’s central office certified notices that their children would be home-schooled were later told that their kids had been marked absent from schools where they’d previously been enrolled,” wrote Julia Marsh, a columnist for The New York Post.
These claims against the DOE have been substantiated by the documents on file in New York’s Manhattan Supreme Court.
“Then they were threatened with an Administration for Children’s Services investigation for “educational neglect,” or in the case of East Village mom Tanya Acevedo, visited by an ACS worker on her way to church in March, according to court papers,” March also wrote in a news article for The Post, which was published on December 5th.
“Acevedo and the home-schooling group the King’s Choice LEAH filed the suit Monday. They believe the DOE has simply lost or ignored their notices, even though they were sent by certified mail and received receipts,” Marsh added.
According to a spokeswoman for the local government in New York City, the bureau has yet to view the complaint, but plans to do so in the future.