Recently Illinois Senator Ed Maloney (D) introduced SB136 which would require "the parents or legal guardians of children attending non-public schools, a defined term, or private or parochial schools to annually register their children with the State Board of Education, in conformance with procedures prescribed by the State Board of Education."
Basically homeschoolers and anyone else who has deemed the public education system a failure would have to register their children with the State, since apparently Senator Maloney believes "that since the State was responsible for the education of our children, the State should know who was being homeschooled," according to Pastor James McDonald who met with the Senator along with several homeschooling advocates.
Contact Sen. Maloney and your State Senator ask them to drop this unwarranted expansion of government.
A deeply troubling bill (SB 136) has been proposed in the Illinois General Assembly by State Senator Edward D. Maloney (D-Chicago) that will affect all children in non-public schools, including home schools.
Existing school code permits the voluntary registration of non-public school students with the state. If SB 136 were to pass, it would compel all parents or legal guardians of home or privately schooled students to register with the state. Registration that is now voluntary would become compulsory. The arguments used …