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Give Me Your Curriculum by this Afternoon

by Scott Woodruff • September 18, 2018

A homeschool mom in central Kentucky was surprised to answer a knock at the door and find a public school assistant superintendent desiring to speak to her. He said he needed to see her curriculum for the child she had just begun to homeschool. He insisted that she give it to him by the end of the day.

Unsettled by this demand, the mom asked HSLDA for help.

I sent the assistant superintendent an email asking him what statute, regulation, or policy empowered him to insist on obtaining this information. He quickly replied, denied that he had demanded anything, and said he just “likes to know” what programs local homeschool families use.

With that tacit admission that he has no right to snoop into a homeschool parent’s curriculum choice, the mom felt comfortable keeping the information to herself.


Scott Woodruff

Senior Counsel

Scott is a seasoned attorney and homeschool advocate with decades of involvement in homeschool legal issues and cases. Read more.


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