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Harvard Law Professor Urges ‘Presumptive Ban’ on Homeschooling: ‘Unregulated Regime’

Harvard Magazine has published an interview with one of the school’s public interest law professors, who recently released a paper in which she calls for a “presumptive ban” on homeschooling.

Elizabeth Bartholet, a Wasserstein public interest law professor at Harvard Law School, said both children and society are at risk due to the lack of regulation of homeschooling, because such freedom from government oversight allows child abusers to hide their abuse and prevents children from making positive contributions to society.

Harvard Magazine’s Erin O’Donnell noted the law professor’s paper, published in the Arizona Law Review and titled “Homeschooling: Parent Rights Absolutism vs. Child Rights to Education & Protection.”

In her paper, Bartholet bemoans the freedom associated with homeschooling, and the fact that “parents can now keep their children at home in the name of homeschooling free from any real scrutiny as to whether or how they are educating their children.”

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