Originally Posted by 2cutiekitties
I am from California --- I have heard lots of interesting homeschooling stories, would never move there and try to homeschool. Oh wait, I would never move back for a gazillion other reasons first!
I dont know about GA, but I saw a fun foreclosure story of the SWAT team 'assisting' the people out of their house, so wouldnt put it past them with CPS. However, people seem to really mind their beeswax here, KWIM?
I, personally, would check out Oregon, Colorado.
We're homeschoolers in CA and find it very easy with lots of support. The state education system offers lots to homeschoolers, and there are many charter schools to choose from that support homeschoolers and offer curriculum, enrichment classes, record-keeping, etc.
You also have the choice to homeschool privately and only have to notify the district each year that you are homeschooling by filing online. That's it: no required testing (unless you choose to hs through a charter school), no portfolio or other documentation.
That said, we're relocating to OR and find the required testing every few years (to be paid for by the parents) a bit cumbersome....and there aren't any charter school programs that serve homeschoolers to utilize if you choose. We're really excited about the move though for lots of other reasons (nature, for one) and an excellent parks and rec dept.
So, every area has something. In CA, our public schools are pretty bad, so many people homeschool or choose alternative/private programs for that reason, so there is a lot of support. We just love homeschooling though and would do it regardless of where we live