North Carolina Lt. Gov. reminds homeschool parents they can deny random searches
North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has issued a press release telling parents who homeschool their children that they have the right under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution to refuse warrantless entry into their homes by government officials without probable cause.
Forest issued the friendly reminder because, he says, North Carolinaâ€™s Division of Non-Public Education recently indicated its intention to resume inspecting the practices of homeschooling families across the state.
The Republican noted that homeschool inspection was a practice last seen in North Carolina in the 1980s. Back then, fewer than 1,000 students were homeschooled. Now, over 100,000 students have opted for education at home....
Eric, it stands for Homeschool Legal Defense Association. Their site is "hslda.org". We have used them now for four years and they have been a tremendous blessing in helping us as we moved from one state to another with the various laws and formalities. They have the legal documents parents need to homeschool in their state and should the state step in to provide your life with a "little spice" they are there with a host of lawyers to help out. Lots of other benefits, too!
Oh boy. Yep Thomas, you are right. If you deny them entry then it will follow that "you must be hiding something". Next time will be a warrent-obtained search which means a social worker case number... Now you're in the system. Couldn't urge NC homeschoolers to join HSLDA quicker! At least you'll have some help when they come knockin'.