So... Because regulation is expensive, there should be some perceived problem with home schooling in order to justify regulating the home schooling.
Rob Reich does not point to any perceived problems. He does postulate novel arguments as purposes of education, these are the citizenship argument, that education should produce good citizens and the liberty argument, that "ethically servile" citizens should not be produced.
We won't go into the performance of the public school system in this post. That there is no evidence whatsoever that home schooling produces inadequate or "ethically servile" citizens, at least none produced. Rob would have to fill in this hole in the logical chain and then justify the cost to members of the public.
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