Why would homeschoolers need tight regulations?

Many states loose on homeschooling regulations is an OK article about homeschooling.  It covers the basics of homeschooling.  It discusses the laws in Ohio where parents just have to notify that they will be homeschooling their children. 

But the article has implied call to "fix" homeschooling in Ohio.  I have a problem with the comparison of public schools to homeschools.  The article starts with:

With ever-tougher academic standards coming from both state and federal legislatures, schools are under unprecedented, increasing pressure to perform well on a variety of measures, including mandatory testing and more rigorous teacher evaluations.

The implied assumption through the article is that tougher regulations are somehow good.  That more and more laws have helped the government schools. 

But the opposite is true.  Over the last thirty years the quality of public education has declined.  Over the same time period there has been an explosion in regulations.  The government keeps demanding tougher standards; but more and more students are graduating illiterate.  While corelation does not imply causation, I think it is easy to see in this instance that instance that having law upon law with conflicting goals and more and more forms makes it hard for teachers to teach.  And I'll acknowledge that there are many other contributing factors.

But more laws, on either public schools or homeschoolers, does not mean education will improve.

Rather than worry about something which is not broken, homeschooling, I wish people would stay focused on a very real problem: broken government schools.  Every year tens of thousands of students in public schools simply drop out.  They stop showing up.