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Ohio proposed law that requires homeschool families to be screened by social services
Ohio SB 248 would require all parents whom homeschool to undergo a social services investigation to determine if homeschooling would be permitted. The bill is predicted to be fast tracked through OH legislature.
Senator Capri Cafaro has authored proposed SB 248 in response to the horrific child abuse case of Teddy Foltz-Tedesco, which ultimately resulted in the child’s death. Sadly, instead of addressing the real failures of child protective services, the proposed legislation is aimed to punish homeschoolers;
If “Teddy’s Law” passes, homeschoolers in Ohio will need to undergo a social services litmus test requiring background checks, home visits, and interviews of children, before given permission to teach their children at home. News reports indicate that abuse had been reported for years prior to the Teddy’s death. Yet which, if any, serious interventions were made by government authorities charged with investigating such allegations are still in question.
Parent Led Reform is clear that they do not condone child abuse in any form and want to see those truly responsible for the child's death held responsible.
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