HB 1798: Giving the County the Keys to Your Home
On March 5, 2018, HB 1798 was introduced into the Maryland House of Delegates. If enacted, this bill would have codified a requirement that county board of education officials be allowed to "observe instruction" within the homes of every homeschooling family in their jurisdiction, including families who were already being supervised by a private institution like WCFS. Family Heritage Matters, the legislative watchdog of WCFS, partnered with a coalition of home school organizations and thousands of home school families across the state to voice their opposition to the bill. Within days, the bill was effectively dead. But the threat remains.
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