Well said, puffin. Having children complete online lessons at home through a "virtual public school" also subjects the home learning environment to supervision by the government school system. For example, turning on device camera and/or turning on device microphone. The parents can also become subject to scrutiny.

In this manner and by these measures, the government is unwittingly welcomed into the privacy of the family home for monitoring and data collection purposes. Rather than parents being the authority figures in the family home, the government usurps that role.