It's Time to Examine Regulating Home Schooling

Home schooling can be successful and healthy, work well for many families and should be an educational option available to parents. There are, however, instances of abusive or neglectful parents who are able to hide their mistreatment of their children because they home-school.

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  • Dave

    The Board obviously does not know anyone who homeschools or is homeschooled based on the statements presented here. I suggest that before blanket statements and judgements are made about homeschooling that the board do some field research. Any of the comments directed at homeschoolers could easily be made about public or privately educated students, despite the safeguards supposedly in place for them. The vast majority of both groups pass through unharmed and tiny minorities have issues. The only difference between the two groups is that homeschooled students score much higher and are sought after more than their public school counterparts. It is this achievement that parents that choose to homeschool and educate their children in a manner that they see fit do not want to upset, not because they are trying to hide something. The authors clearly have no experience with homeschooling and did not do any research before they imagined a world where homeschoolers are at risk and need protection.

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