i am all for people being home schooled, but always thought it was a good idea for the state to "check" and make sure they are actually "homeschooling".
my son's best friend is homeschooled.
i live in illinois too.
not homeschooling, but like i said, we are friends with people that do. but they keep records and stuff.
rsps~~I thought from reading CA law that if you register as a private school it is actually outside the law based on the fact that a home school is not legally a private school there. Is the district you live in San Diego ignoring that or do they pursue case by case to enforce the R4 rule? [/B]
If you ask the current state superintendent of instruction she'll say no. The one before her said yes.
Here's a link for more info:
A section of this discusses the legality of the private school option.
Generally in CA hte polical climate right now favors homeschooling and the R4 option. If you are concerned that might change in the future there are several "private school programs" you can enroll in that let you do minimal record keeping etc. And they list you as an enrolled student. check out: http://www.bayshoreeducational.com/ for more info about one.
more in the past then now:
people use to take their kids out of school to make them work on the farm or in the workplace somewhere
that is why they have the laws in some places. the laws may be outdated today though. no idea.
just wanted to share that. i really don't think the state is doing it to spy.
In South Dakota we don't have to keep records, thank goodness, we would really have to fudge to come up with four hours everyday for 190 days. We have to take standardized tests three times (2nd, 4th, and 6th) but that is kinda a joke. The way the law is written Madeline will be taking the 2nd grade test when she is almost 9. No sweat. We can also pick whichever test we want and I am pretty sure we can bring it home. Other than that noone in my town has been harassed. We are the biggest city in the state (yes, that is pittiful) so most students blend in. In smaller towns where one family is homeschooling they are more likely to stick out and get harrassed.
i like the atmoshere here but wish we could move back to Texas, where I first learned about the wonders of homeschooling. Where I knew more homeschooling people than I did public schooled people (and I went to a public school). I love TX.
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