Turpin abuse case prompts state bill to tighten regulation of home schools

Source: LA Times by Anna Phillips

On Friday, Assemblyman Jose Medina (D-Riverside) proposed a bill that he said would "tighten up" state regulation. Assemblywomen Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) have signed on as co-sponors.

Under current state law, families who choose to educate their children at home are deemed to be operating private schools. They're required to register with the state Department of Education and submit annual paperwork, known as a private school affidavit, that tells the state how many students are enrolled and where the school is located. The only way to guess which private schools actually are home schools is to look for those with very small numbers of students.