New truancy enforcement laws have sparked criminal charges against several homeschool families in Nebraska. A Dawson County Sheriffâ€™s deputy actually threatened to remove one familyâ€™s children unless they enrolled them in public school.
The family had recently moved from another state to Nebraska. Believing that Nebraska regulations permitted them to select their own school year without regard to the public school calendar, they had not filed their exemption paperwork.
This really is insane. When I get married and have children I will homeschool the children in a one room school that I will construct on the farm that I plan on purchasing in Eastern Colorado. I plan on having the school year last from the day after Labor Day to March 30. And if anybody tries to interfere with that they will get the biggest lawsuit they have ever seen.