(CBN News) – Last month, Virginia’s Loudoun County Public Schools announced its intention to ask the Virginia legislature to alter the religious exemption to the state’s law of school attendance, which allows thousands of families to homeschool their children. Life Site News reports the school board’s proposal seeks legislation that would require these families to educate their children only through “an alternative public, private, parochial and/or approved home instruction setting.”

The board has said its only goal is to make sure that children are getting a satisfactory education.  However, under the school board’s proposal, the district – not the parent – would determine the definition of a “satisfactory education,” according to Home School Legal Defense Foundation Senior Counsel Scott Woodruff. “Parents must be empowered to educate their children according to their faith, he said. READ MORE