by Ben Whedon
The Ohio Department of Education has launched an investigation into a homeschooling operation that distributes pro-Nazi curricula materials.
State officials reportedly began looking into “Dissident Homeschool” after anti-fascist watchdog group Anonymous Comrades Collective highlighted its activities, according to The Hill.
Katja and Logan Lawrence operate the network, which they claim to have created due to difficulties finding “Nazi-approved” materials with which to educate their children.
The pair used the online pseudonyms of Mr. and Mrs. Saxon, though relatives of the Lawrences confirmed their identities in the aftermath of the initial report from the Anonymous Comrades Collective. Katja Lawrence is an immigrant from The Netherlands, according to the Times of Israel. The pair reside in Upper Sandusky.
State officials have thoroughly condemned the homeschooling network, which reported has thousands of subscribers on its telegram channel. However, the Ohio Board of Education has minimal oversight over homeschooling.
Upper Sandusky Exempted Village Schools Superintendent Eric Landversicht wrote in a letter to the community that parents homeschooling their children bear responsibility for the curriculum, per the outlet.
Parents are required to submit their lesson plans to the state, but it remains unclear what recourse the board may have.
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Ben Whedon is the night editor for the Just the News. He came to the company from Breitbart News and is a graduate of Washington and Lee University.