....that living within 50 miles of Washington, D.C. is extremely harmful to one's common sense quotient. Here's the story; a mentally disturbed woman known to social services as a client claimed to be homeschooling, but never filed the required intent to homeschool. Despite mental illness, previous history with social services, and clear truancy, not one of five government agencies ever bothered to get a warrant to investigate. As a result, four children are dead, presumably by the hand of their own mentally ill mother.
One would expect that, in a sane world, that heads would be rolling at the agencies that clearly failed to do their duty, and people would be examining policies that might have gotten in the way of a clearly warranted investigation. Of course, this being D.C., this isn't the case.
Nope, they've decided that the one thing that did work--homeschooling regulations--need to be made more onerous. It proves just one thing; Potomac fever is deadly to the thinking process.