Some Parents are Homeschooling Their Kids to Avoid Vaccinations
November 11, 2008
A growing network of parents have decided to homeschool their children, in part because of their belief that mandated vaccinations for public and private school children are a dangerous overreach by state governments.
A group of about 200 parents around the state of Mississippi, for example, home school their kids because they have problems with the state’s mandated vaccination schedule.
All states allow unvaccinated children to attend school with a medical doctor's excuse. Mississippi and West Virginia, however, allow no exemptions beyond medical necessity, leaving parents with homeschooling as the only option if they do not want to have their children vaccinated.