In the United States of America, parents are in charge of caring, feeding,
educating, and clothing their children.Only in a communist country
does the government raise the children.
The curriculum for home-schooled students needs to be strictly created and
verified, and the students rigorously tested on the proper curriculum, to make
sure these students get the education they need and desesrve. It is too easy
for home-schoolers to deviate from an appropriate curriculum and/or not have the
background and education necessary to properly teach it. And make sure that the
home-schooled students get appropriate exposure to differing ideas and people
who have different beliefs and lifestyles to make sure the students get a
well-rounded exposure to the world. In other words, make sure home-schooled
students get the proper education so they can cope well in the world.
To "Furry1993" you need to look up the various studies that have been
done on homeschooled kids.The studies show that currently the
homeschooled kids perform better in College than their public school peers. Why
should they be tested to make sure they are learning what they need, when the
studies already show that they are doing better than the public schools?Why do you want to force homeschools to " get appropriate exposure
to differing ideas and people who have different beliefs and lifestyles to make
sure the students get a well-rounded exposure to the world" when the public
schools do not do that? Public schools spend time telling our kids that we have
global warming, SSM is good, and premarital sex is ok, but the public schools
are not forced to expose the kids to the opposing view.Also, if you
spent some time around homeschooled kids, you would find that those kids are
better adjusted and typically more capable than the public school kids. They
are much more mature and prepared for life than their peers.
Furry1993,It's crazy!Why do students need to be
strictly created and verified, and the students rigorously tested on the proper
curriculum?Who are you to decide how parents raise their
children?Testing, and accountability is nothing more than a money
making scam. An average of seventy dollars per test for each student. A waste
of billions of dollars, and it hinders learning.