|You want a mandatory statewide curriculum for whom? For homeschoolers?
It happens to be in place in several states (NJ & NY for example) and it is for PUBLIC
school students, NOT HSers
. It would reduce costs if every district use the same materials at the same grade. If you moved from Philly to Scranton the child would be learning the same subjects
in the same grades. I know some in NJ that loves this. It would be a "dream" to see education taken out of the local district hands, wouldn't it be nice if every student, statewide was given the same money
and the same education?? This would reduce property/school taxes far more than the HB1273.
Several years ago there was "talk" about removing HSing from local districts control and making a state wide overseer
, but that did not go over either.
|Specifically, how could this be made harder?
They (the school districts) could dictate
WHO does the evaluation or they could say it must be
done in-school. This real threat has been talked about among some evaluators.
|But at some point (and I am not going to simply not try because we may not have come to that point) legislators will value the votes of HSers over the teachers or will trade this issue off with another for the teachers.
I can't see this, at least not even in ten years time---majority rules
, for the most part. HS numbers don't even come close to the public school population.
|And what about us unschoolers?
The way it is now, you would by law, need to file just as any HSer is required to do so.
Fact is many don't.
Many people DO
get around dealing with local schools, they move and just simply don't say a word. Never in the system, the school really doesn't know you are there. I know two people that do not deal with the school district at all, one moved to the area and just didn't file and another had their child in a private school and pulled the child out, didn't say a word. One has been doing so for years. The local district doesn't know a thing. With the exception of mostly Catholic schools that use local busses, the school district has no clue who these "other" children are.