[Vocabulary] The legal environment surrounding homeschooling varies.

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Does word in bold mean "closely connected and related'?

The legal environment surrounding homeschooling varies. In some places, a government-approved course of study is mandated, whereas in others, homeshcoolers may be required only to follow general guidelines, or even none at all.
 
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It doesn't seem very natural to me. I take it to mean "governing" or "regulating."
 

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Does the original actually say government-provided?
 

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I suspect it's government-approved.
 

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Does the original actually say government-provided?
No.

I suspect it's government-approved.
Yes. You are right .It was typo.

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It doesn't seem very natural to me. I take it to mean "governing" or "regulating."
So, I am wondering why the writer chose surrounding.
 
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Does word in bold mean "closely connected and related'?

The legal environment surrounding homeschooling varies. In some places, a government-approved course of study is mandated, whereas in others, [strike]homeshcoolers[/strike] homeschoolers may be required only to follow general guidelines, or even none at all.

"Surrounding" is not the best word used here, but it is understandable. I think "relating to" would be better.
 

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How about:
The legal environment under which homeschoolers operate varies ?
 

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You are just using more words to say the same thing.
 

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How about "The legalities of home schooling vary"?

I have no issue with "surrounding". It's "legal environment" that sounds unnatural to me. To keep "surrounding", I'd say something like "The laws surrounding home schooling vary [from state to state/area to area/country to country]".
 

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The legal requirements/laws for homeschooling vary according to locations.
 

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That is to avoid using "surrounding" which you said is not the best word.

I have already said that I would use "relating to" instead of "surrounding" but I have no problem with "surrounding" as it stands.

"Legal environment" is a VERY common phrase and generally means the "terms and conditions" associated with something, in this case homeschooling.
 
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