HSLDA Sues New York City Over Homeschool Hang-ups – Christian News Wire (press release)



PURCELLVILLE, Va., Dec. 5, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ — The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) has filed a lawsuit against the City of New York for what they call “systematic mistreatment” of homeschooling families in New York City. HSLDA says that New York City’s homeschool infrastructure is archaic and creates unnecessary burdens for homeschooling families, school officials, and social workers. The lawsuit seeks to fix these issues by requiring the city’s bureaucracy to follow the state’s homeschool regulations.


“Family after family have found themselves in legal limbo because the central office simply cannot or will not follow the timelines in the regulation,” said James Mason, HSLDA’s Director of Litigation. “More than one homeschooling family told me they had been turned over to CPS (Child Protective Services) because of the office’s delayed handling of the…


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