Are there in your experience any LEAs that are progressive and compliant with the law, and essentially respectful of parents' rights and the rights of families?
Some years ago, 'Talking Total Tosh' certificates were awarded by members of the UK HE list to those LAs which went above and beyond the call of duty in misinforming and misleading home educating families. They were quite popular for a while and we once delivered an F (for Failure) Notice to a Scottish education minister during a Scottish Parliament rally.I know this sounds like cheap psych, but...what if HE groups in a particular area dish out 'Oscars' and 'Onions'...or whatever...too silly?
And let them know about it...and why. It may work better with 'Oscars' than 'Onions'...shaming and blaming sucks.