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State Schools Officials Get Schooled By Homeschoolers

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“John 3:16”

Since: Sep 09

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#1 Jun 1, 2013
Perhaps this Nebraska home school family should consider teaching law. They sure taught the law to state officials who ignored it in an effort to criminalize the parents.

Homeschoolers 1, Bureaucrat Bullies 0

In a dispute with state school officials, the Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled that a homeschooling family is free to set its own school calender, as long as it meets the requirement for class hours.

As WND reported, school officials demanded that Eric and Gail Thacker and their children be charged with truancy, because the family started its homeschool year in November.
However, in its opinion, the state Supreme Court agreed “that the Thackers could complete the required instructional hours in the school year.”
The family was represented by the Home School Legal Defense Association, or HSLDA.
HSLDA Senior Counsel James R. Mason III said the ruling affirmed the principle that parents are in charge of their children’s education.

“The court rejected the prosecutor’s argument that children are presumed to be enrolled in the public school until their homeschool paperwork is completed,” he said.“We’re thankful that the justices gave this case such thoughtful consideration in reaffirming the rights of homeschooling parents.”
The family’s scheduled was out of sync because of a move, a scheduled second move and other circumstances.

Under Nebraska law, homeschools operate as exempt private schools and are only required to provide 1,032 hours of elementary education to children between July 1 and the following June 30.
To the family’s understanding, first-time exempt homeschools could be established at any start date.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/05/court-sides-with-h...
dmw

Fair Haven, VT

#2 Jul 5, 2013
Have a 3rd grade should put her in home School or leave her in public School

Since: Nov 10

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#3 Jul 6, 2013
dmw wrote:
Have a 3rd grade should put her in home School or leave her in public School
If you have the time and some money to spend on supplies, your child will learn much more at home under a structured environment. It takes much less time each day than public school because you can focus on one child and move at their pace. Good luck.
dmw

Fair Haven, VT

#4 Jul 6, 2013
Suppose your child tell the principal tell your child to tell the teacher and the teacher tell your child the teacher can't help your child because the teacher didn't see it
Hope

Lucedale, MS

#5 Jul 6, 2013
Determine your education level/abilities then decide whether or not you can guide your child through the curriculum without putting them behind when/if they decide to further their education later.

If your child has a question about polynomials/binomials, derivatives, etc, can you correctly answer those questions without being dumb-founded? You're basically going to have to learn or know how to do these things to properly homeschool your child, unless you hire an outside instructor to answer these questions as they may arise.

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#6 Jul 6, 2013
Hope wrote:
Determine your education level/abilities then decide whether or not you can guide your child through the curriculum without putting them behind when/if they decide to further their education later.
If your child has a question about polynomials/binomials, derivatives, etc, can you correctly answer those questions without being dumb-founded? You're basically going to have to learn or know how to do these things to properly homeschool your child, unless you hire an outside instructor to answer these questions as they may arise.
There are on line high school programs that have instructors to help with the lack of parental education - these programs are expensive. Thanks to the internet, we can find the answer to most questions. It is a huge responsibility and I think it is harder to teach 1st grade than 12th grade. There are programs for kids to study taking the ACT for 30 minutes or so a day. I have seen the good/bad/ugly of home schooling.
amw

Fair Haven, VT

#7 Jul 8, 2013
cipsaw wrote:
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There are on line high school programs that have instructors to help with the lack of parental education - these programs are expensive. Thanks to the internet, we can find the answer to most questions. It is a huge responsibility and I think it is harder to teach 1st grade than 12th grade. There are programs for kids to study taking the ACT for 30 minutes or so a day. I have seen the good/bad/ugly of home schooling.
What about 3rd grader

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#8 Jul 8, 2013
amw wrote:
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What about 3rd grader
Check out Pensacola Christian College Abeka program on line for young kids - a 3rd grader will be easy to home school - have a strict schedule and a lesson plan. Get up at the same time, start school at 8:00 a.m.- no phone calls or interruptions. It will not take over 4 hours to complete a good school day. Plan educational trips and get in with other home schoolers, there are things you can attend with them. I promise you a dedicated parent is a great teacher.
amw

United States

#9 Jul 8, 2013
cipsaw wrote:
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Check out Pensacola Christian College Abeka program on line for young kids - a 3rd grader will be easy to home school - have a strict schedule and a lesson plan. Get up at the same time, start school at 8:00 a.m.- no phone calls or interruptions. It will not take over 4 hours to complete a good school day. Plan educational trips and get in with other home schoolers, there are things you can attend with them. I promise you a dedicated parent is a great teacher.

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