Thursday, May 26, 2005

Protection for Homeschool Families

Senate Bill 402: An Act Relating to the Protection of Children

"This bill will require all social workers to be trained in their duty to protect your constitutional and statutory rights during an investigation. Furthermore, this bill will require social workers to inform you of the allegations against you during an investigation. Up until this point, social workers in Nevada often will not tell what the individual is accused of and simply demand entry into the home. They also are not currently trained in your Fourth Amendment rights."


Violating homeschoolers 4th Amendment rights, social workers are currently authorized to intrude upon families while withholding information about allegations.

This intrusion is not limited to a home-inspection of material findings. Without parental consent, social workers are demanding physical inspections of children as well as interviewing children alone.

I'm not sure that this bill will make the trauma of going through an inspection any less traumatic but it's clearly a step in the right direction.

It's a shame that Uncle Sam is overly concerned with private families when there are plenty of abuses witnessed within the system. A social worker would have had quite a case with my enraged high school band teacher for throwing music stands at students.



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