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Home-schoolers should not have to fill out forms

Editor: I don't live in the area, but have noticed that Lee/Ogle County Regional Superintendent Amy Clemens' press release and clarification letter to the editor on Sept. 2 asking for registration forms from home-schoolers was not unusual from Illinois Regional Offices of Education. It's sad, as noted by Elizabeth Milne's letter to the editor on Aug. 26, that home-schoolers might consider hiring lawyers just to home school. That prospect for an inherent legal right to educate children at home shouldn't be necessary to educate our children at home. Why are home-schoolers "encouraged" to fill out long, invasive forms with Ms. Clemens' office? We're not obligated to do this. Granted, if there is compelling evidence that children are not being

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