This article discusses the trend in and legal recognition of homeschooling throughout the United States. I focus on Christian parents who argue that homeschooling is a means of avoiding exposure to issues about which they do not want their children to learn. I offer two proposals in this article: first, that state governments should impose and adjust curricular requirements for homeschoolers so that they must expose their children to mainstream norms about diversity and social inclusion and second, that when parents who share legal custody of their children disagree about where to educate them, courts should apply a rebuttable presumption in favor of sending the child to a public or state-licensed school.
GW Paper Series
GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-104, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2012-104
Catherine J. Ross, Fundamentalist Challenges to Core Democratic Values: Exit and Homeschooling, 18 WM. & MARY BILL RTS. J. 991 (2010).