From Homeschooling Again – these are directed at Florida homeschoolers specifically, but could also be helpful to all homeschoolers:
NPR recently had a program How Should We Regulate Homeschooling? Sadly, they featured an anti-homeschooling activist group, who call themselves the Coalition for Responsible Home Education, and described them as “policy advocates.” They are policy advocates regarding homeschooling as much as the public school teachers’ unions are. Kerry McDonald, author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom, published a rebuttal at the Foundation for Economic Education, “We” Should Not Regulate Homeschooling, making the obvious point that parents and guardians understand what’s best for their children and are their children’s best education advocates.
One of these days, I am going to drop my basket on the topic of homeschooling (and private school) laws and regulations and the role of bad actors in legislation generally.