Criminalizing Home Schoolers

Parents of the approximately 200,000 home-schooled children in California are reeling from the possibility that they may have to shutter their classrooms — and go back to school themselves — if they want to continue teaching their own kids.

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Does anyone know if these kinds of legal battles are going on in other states in this way?

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Not that I'm aware of, Bishop, but Karloffornia is a special case, inasmuch as it's the most socialistic state in the U.S. Unfortunately-its poison rapidly spreads. I'll look on the web and see what I can come up with.

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Whoops, sorry-I meant Crusader.
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Here you go.

http://www.hslda.org/hs/state/default.asp

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Thanks, this is definitely an interesting resource!

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to water down parental rights and the communities control over the schools that they own. In the 70's people began to complain that their community schools were not delivering an acceptable level of education. Simply put, Johnny couldn't read. He graduated due to 'merit' advances. But in fact, many graduates of public education could not read then and they cannot read now.

The response? Compulsory attendance laws. Which said to American parents:"You will send your kids to the schools, you will pay your taxes to pay for them and you will accept any level of education that we decide we will put out."

As a response, many religious and concerned parents began to find ways to take the situation into their own hands. Which results in a loss of tax dollars to the schools.

And we can't have that, can we?

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

As long as there is a monitoring system in place to ensure that home schooled children are meeting the same criteria as the "No child left behind" Bush initiave I see no problem with this. I am personally aware of two very different results of home schooling here in Ohio. In the first case both children were able to go on to college and excelled. In the second case the state was forced to revoke the family's home schooling privilege. Their three elementary age children are now involuntarily back in the public school system, each a full grade behind and receiving tutoring at tax payers expense to bring them up to level. They tested more than one grade behind but the school was mindful of the social stigma attached to being significantlly older than their classmates. The kids are catching up quickly, so ability was not the issue. Home schooling is OK. But it has to be supervised. Ohio has an effective program in place to ensure that kids do get the knowledge they need.

I know of several families that chose home schooling over public school, all with great success. One family who lives in Michigan told me that they had a few minor problems with the local truant officer. These were minor problems - nothing serious.

I see the most serious problem in public education is the lack of any independent party or parent to monitor classes at the school.

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