"[O]ne-size-fits-all national standards are not the answer to improving public schools"

“the education of our children should be regulated at the state and local level, one- size-fits-all national standards are not the answer to improving public schools, and in many cases do not meet the higher standards states hold their school systems to”

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"It makes no sense to me why the...administration wants to send a German homeschool family home while they are so lenient to so many others"

“Judge Jeffrey Sutton countered that Germany is not prohibiting parents’ direction of their children’s education. Parents may teach their children during non-school hours” 

Homeschoolers’ request for asylum questioned by judges

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German homeschoolers get day in U.S. court

“The appeals court reported Feb. 21 that it has slated oral arguments in the case for April, with the court to get two very different opinions of the Christian parents from Germany.”

(“Uwe and Hannelore Romeike fled to America in 2008 because the German government would not let them homeschool their children.”)

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Answering the Same Homeschool Objections . . . Again

I started home educating my oldest son when he was in first grade. Unhappy with the private school he was attending, and a bit concerned about the condition of the public schools in the area, my husband and I decided to try homeschooling.

I was working for a large mortgage bank in the legal department, but I had attended college in order to become a teacher. The idea of teaching my own child sounded like bliss. So we went for it.

In these last 20 years, I have heard the same objections to homeschooling again and again. They have been addressed over and over, in newspapers, magazines, by educational establishments and research projects, but that doesn’t stop people from asking as if they are the first person on earth to imagine them.

Moderndaychris is a blogger, and a junior at Gettysburg College, studying American Studies, Music, and Education, with many exciting opportunities in his future. To that I say, “Congrats, and go for it!”

He is again asking questions, often in the form of accusations, at this post “The Home School vs The Public School.” So I thought I’d answer a few of them.

First, I want to say that I do not view public education and home education as opposites or adversaries. They are both legitimate options for parents. Private education is also in the mix as a valid choice when deciding where their child will receive academic instruction.

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