In spite of the fact that Adam Lanza spent the vast majority of his educational life in government schools, Connecticut Bureaucrats are now demanding that more scrutiny and control must be given them over homeschooling in the state, because Lanza spend a short bit of time being homeschooled.
According to the Connecticut Post, the commission states, “[T]ighter scrutiny of homeschoolers may be needed to prevent an incident such as the December 2012 slaughter of 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.”
The Post reports that the murders were carried out by Adam Lanza, “a disturbed 20-year-old who had been homeschooled by his mother, Nancy Lanza, whom he also shot to death on the morning of his murder spree.”
In fact, Lanza, according to a variety of reports, experienced most of his education in public schools.
Under the Connecticut Children’s Behavioral Health Plan draft proposal, homeschooled children with behavioral and emotional disabilities would be required to have individualized education plans approved by the special education director of the local public school district. Continued homeschooling of these children would only be approved if the students were documented as having made “adequate progress” in their plans as part of mandatory annual reports to the special education directors in their public school districts.
Of course the problem is that many anti-homeschool judges use any and every excuse to force family to place their children in government schools. This would simply add fuel to that unconstitutional fire.