Vaccine Exemption Removal Forces Parents to Rethink Options
The Old Schoolhouse® Online Curriculum Provides a Safe Haven
FAITH NEWSWIRE – New York State signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children this past June. According to NCSL, New York was the second of three states in 2019 to pass a law, forcing unimmunized children to receive vaccines in order to continue their school-based education. New York joined Maine who removed personal and religious belief exemptions in May. Washington followed in July, removing the personal belief exemption for the MMR vaccine. California, Mississippi, and West Virginia already had similar laws in place.
The New York Times reports that over 26,000 students statewide were forced to be removed from public and private schools in 2019. If not, parents were forced to move out-of-state or begin receiving CDC mandated vaccines, some of which are formed from aborted fetal tissue violating certain religious/personal beliefs.
Gena Suarez, publisher of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine explains, “Many parents who did not vaccinate in the past will not suddenly vaccinate their children because of this new legislation. Parents are already beginning to quit their jobs and rearrange their schedules to stay home and educate their children to avoid violating their beliefs.”
Private schools attest to this fact. Administrators at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Brockport, New York, report they are losing twenty percent of the student body because of the law. Its principal stated that these families are either turning to homeschooling or local college programs.
“We want hesitant families unsure about their ability to homeschool to know we are available to provide help and support,” says Gena. “Homeschooling may not have originally been their first choice, but we can ease them into it so they can ultimately thrive as home educators.”
Christian online curriculum options provide a safe environment for those new to homeschooling. SchoolhouseTeachers.com is an option that includes over 400 courses designed to make homeschooling easier on parents. Parents interested in paying one price to homeschool their entire family using SchoolhouseTeachers.com, can do so through the Fresh Start sale.
Parents who refuse to compromise on this issue need not leave their state. Homeschooling is a legal option. Visit TryHomeschooling.com for more information.
About The Old Schoolhouse®
The Old Schoolhouse® (www.theoldschoolhouse.com) is a privately held corporation that publishes the industry-leading homeschool education print magazine, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, as well as hundreds of books and planning support tools for homeschooling families. SchoolhouseTeachers.com, a division of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, supports over 7,500 member families with more than 400 courses for preschool through high school, as well as educational videos, World Book Online, transcripts, report cards, planning tools, and recordkeeping. Established in 2001, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is focused on providing high-quality, encouraging, affordable solutions for homeschooling families.
Contact: Paul and Gena Suarez