Connecticut Homeschoolers Dismayed by Subpoenas Demanding Access to Their Records
A group of Connecticut homeschoolers slammed the state's child advocate, Sarah Eagan, on Sunday and vowed to fight back after she subpoenaed records of homeschooled children to explore a "framework" to regulate parents, effectively "scapegoating" them in the investigation of the death of a 17-year-old autistic boy.
"It is with true disbelief and utter dismay that we announce today that the State's Child Advocate, Sarah Eagan, appears to be attacking innocent homeschooling parents with a vengeance never before seen in this state," said Connecticut homeschool organizations, including the National Home Education Legal Defense, Connecticut Homeschool Network, and The Education Association of Christian Homeschoolers, in a joint statement.
"The Child Advocate has invoked her shockingly broad authority to have 'unfettered access' to the records of homeschoolers', by issuing subpoenas to Public School...
Thatâ€™s a big net, if this young man died due to abuse, then investigate the cause. Donâ€™t step on all home school parents and claim precedence for a criminal investigation on all families. This smells of the McMartin Pre school abuse scandal.
Evil. When I get married and have children they will be homeschooled on the tour bus and then when we return to the farm then they will be homeschooled in the one room schoolhouse that will be constructed on the farm.