From the Washington Post
Nearly 7,000 Virginia children whose families have opted to keep them out of public school for religious reasons are not required to get an education, the only children in the country who do not have to prove they are being home-schooled or otherwise educated, according to a study.
Virginia is the only state that allows families to avoid government intrusion once they are given permission to opt out of public school, according to a report from the University of Virginia’s School of Law. It’s a law that is defended for promoting religious freedom and criticized for leaving open the possibility that some children will not be educated.
I understand the concept that if you feel that your local school system doesn't meet your needs (especially your religious needs), you might want to pull your kids out and teach them yourself, but really? You do not have to be held to any standards what so ever?
I guess Libertarians and Religious nut jobs(not necessarily the same people) might like this, but I cannot see the logic of totally exempting the parents from any standards.