February 2017 – The Homeschool Legal Defense Association is suing New York City for its policies that make homeschooling difficult.
Tanya Acevedo had a surprise visit from Child Protective Services a month after removing her teenage son from public education to homeschool him. Due to piles of paperwork and refusal to use anything other than physical paper and the postal system, the city failed to file paperwork in a timely fashion, and the school marked her son absent during the four-week period.
This failure of the school system could have ended in Acevedo losing her son, and she is not alone.
HSLDA has taken the city to court and expects to make life a bit easier on families who find themselves in legal limbo due to over-reaching regulations.
onenewsnow.com, 12/12/16; hslda.org, 12/5/16