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Homeschooling: A small but powerful lobbying group fights regulations

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Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states, but regulations vary widely across the country.

A recent ProPublica investigation finds that most states have no background check process for parents who choose to homeschool, half the country doesn't require homeschooled kids to be vaccinated, and in 40 states, homeschooling parents aren't required to have a high school diploma, even if they intend to teach kids through 12th grade.

A national story about four severely malnourished brothers led to the introduction of a bill in 2004 to better regulate homeschools. But a small homeschooling advocacy group is fighting tooth and nail to remain autonomous.

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