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Originally posted by otherhalf
Originally posted by glad_to_be_His
Thumbs up Otherhalf
Had to walk away from the computer a few times. It's strange to me that having well adjusted kids, being proud of them and enjoying them, and being happy in life is a threat to people.
Yep, and that is just the problem. Certain types of officials just don't want the type of mentality that homeschooling, on the whole, promotes. And just look at some of the misguided impressions that some have thrown out on this thread. Sheeple, sheeple, sheeple
I also second the guy who pointed out the irony in that the same people who often promote abortion choice are often against school choice. Hmmmmm....
The term “isolation” is associated with homeschooling. Homeschooling parents can do away with this tag and stimulate the social lives of their little ones by make their children part of social organizations. Your kid can join the girl’s scout or the boy’s scout or rather join in any recreation program or local parks. In case your family is somewhat estranged from the social life, you can let your child have access to the Internet and allow them to chat with children of their same age. There are also monitored chat rooms, which
enables your child to carry on discussions on age appropriate subjects).
Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
Too bad the activist judge can't read. This unfortunately is another of the move towards fascism, activist judges. They don't interpret the law, they REWRITE IT.
What good is a constitution or laws, if the judges can just rewrite them to fit her or her viewpoints?
48224. Children not attending a private, full-time, day school and
who are being instructed in study and recitation for at least three
hours a day for 175 days each calendar year by a private tutor or
other person in the several branches of study required to be taught
in the public schools of this state and in the English language shall
be exempted. The tutor or other person shall hold a valid state
credential for the grade taught. The instruction shall be offered
between the hours of 8 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m.
Common Misinformation Promulgated by Public School Officials
"Homeschool parents must have state teacher certification."
When parents establish a private school in their home, teaching certification is not required. Likewise, if parents are homeschooling through a private ISP, certification is not required. Note in §48222, above, the precise wording is: "Children who are being instructed in a private full-time day school by persons capable of teaching shall be exempted." Teacher certification is not mandated and, of course, most private schools do not require teacher certification for their faculty members.
A few California parents homeschool under §48224 (below) regarding tutors. To be a tutor, the parent or individual must have state certification. The school official who insists that all homeschooling parents must be certified is confusing the requirements of tutoring with the less stringent requirements imposed on private schools.
Education Code §48224.
Children not attending a private, full-time, day school and who are being instructed in study and recitation for at least three hours a day for 175 days each calendar year by a private tutor or other person in the several branches of study required to be taught in the public schools of this state and in the English language shall be exempted. The tutor or other person shall hold a valid state credential for the grade taught. The instruction shall be offered between the hours of 8 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m.
Homeschoolers continue to exhibit academic excellence on national averages for college admissions tests when compared to public school students.
The ACT college admission exam scores show homeschoolers consistently performing above the national average. In both 2002 and 2003, the national homeschool average was 22.5, while the national average was 20.8.
The College Board, which administers the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) also notes the above-average performance of homeschoolers. In 2002, homeschoolers averaged 1092, 72 points higher than the national average of 1020. In 2001, homeschoolers scored 1100 on the SAT, compared to the national average of 1019. (2003 homeschool statistics not yet available.)
my credits were not excepted by my new school
Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
NOT TRUE. Read the below:
Turner also held that the subject former statutes were neither arbitrary nor
unreasonable when they required that teachers in private full-time day schools only be
“persons capable of teaching” and did not have to hold a valid teaching credential for
the grade being taught, but did require that a home tutor hold such a credential. The
court observed that whereas it is unreasonably difficult and expensive for a state to
supervise parents who instruct children in their homes, supervising teachers in
organized private schools is less difficult and expensive. (Turner, supra,
121 Cal.App.2d Supp. at p. 867.) Moreover, it would not be unreasonable for the
Legislature to conclude that teachers in private schools would be directly supervised by
the persons who run the schools, and such persons would have an interest in
maintaining the required standard of instruction by competent teachers so that the
schools would continue to qualify for the private full-time day school exemption. (Id. at
Additionally, the Turner court rejected, and noted that courts in other states had
also rejected, the notion that parents instructing their children at home come within the
private full-time day school exemption in then-section 16624 (now section 48222). The
court stated that a simple reading of the statutes governing private schools and home
instruction by private tutors shows the Legislature intended to distinguish the two, for if
a private school includes a parent or private tutor instructing a child at home, there
would be no purpose in writing separate legislation for private instruction at home.
(Turner, supra, 121 Cal.App.2d Supp. at p. 868; accord Shinn, supra, 195 Cal.App.2d at