The government fears that which it can not control. In the homeschooling community, the government can not control the curriculum so they must find a seam through which they can begin to regulate, and eventually control the homeschooling community. The Adam Lanza’s of the world are such a small percentage of the population that, statistically, they approach zero percent of the population. However small that seam is, it is enough to start the wedge that will eventually allow the state to control the homeschooling environment or eliminate it complete. If the state can force common core on homeschoolers through federally mandated curriculum, they will have effectively destroyed homeschooling in its current form.