The main reason I decided NOT to register is that I don't think it's any buisiness of the state's that I am homeschooling. One day down the road they may decide to be more "pro-active" when it comes to homeschoolers or maybe thay will decide to levy a tax on homeschoolers, really who knows with the government. The point is I would not want to make it easy to be contacted by them in the event they decide what measures they may take. The less control they have the better. Frankly, I really don't want them in my private buisiness. This is one reason why I decided to homeschool in the first place.
Now don't get me wrong, I don't homeschool in secret. I tell anyone who wants to know what we're doing. I want to make sure that people also know that I have nothing to hide. I don't want to come across as "an end of the worlder" or anything. It's just that I am a firm believer that the less the gov't knows about our private home life the better off we are.
That being said, of course, I hope you understand this philosophy has nothing to do with taking children out of abusive homes or making sure a child is safe where they are living. I am only saying that I believe that the gov't should not have a voice in how parents choose to school their children.
Homeschool friendly states - Page 6
In NY they have required subjects to follow each year and they have to submit the yearly standardized test results and they have to file quarterly reports....so yeah, it sounds like there is too much control of a HS in that state.
I just saw this post as I was searching for Waldorf in NC. Do you have any members of your group who lean toward Waldorf homeschooling? We are moving to Charlotte area next month from Boise, ID.We are in our first year of hs. Before that, my boys attended a Waldorf school.
I am looking for a group to join or just other like-minded families in the area. Thanks so much for any help!
I've not read the whole thread but had to mention our state - Idaho. There really are no regulations, you just keep your kids at home. The government isn't involved at all. There's no forms to send or anybody to notify.
However, here in Northern Idaho, the population is so teeny tiny that you're lucky to find other humans to socialize with, homeschooled or not! lol