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As a mother who has home-schooled my children from Day 1--they are now nearly graduated--I have been immersed in the Virginia home-schooling community for 12 years. This extensive group of people is very active in sharing ideas, curricula, knowledge of resources, and socialization opportunities.
I observe that, in general, those who request a religious exemption to home-school are indistinguishable from those of us who home-school under home-schooling law. They are equally tenacious in seeking resources, following an educational plan tailored to their children, and providing opportunities for growth.
The studies of achievement and success of home-schooled children paint the more important picture. The present arrangement is working for the vast majority of home-schooled children, providing them with tools for success.
Religious exemption is not a problem that needs to be fixed. If it were, the studies of academic achievement would paint an entirely different picture.