When is someone to unqualified home school? Do you have to write a test first? What happens if someone really is incapable of teaching their children but want to home school anyways?
I ask because my SIL has decided that she is going to home school. She dropped out in gr 9, has a learning disorder that she blames for everything, can't spell a lick and has no interesting in trying to learn, has never held down a job on and on and on. Despite all of this she just told us she is going to home school her daughter. When asked why she pretty much said she was doing it because then people will have to respect her and all the cool moms are doing it.
I am truly scared for her daughter not having any outside influences other than my SIL. Is there a system in place to prevent truly unqualified people from keeping their children out of school because the cool moms are doing it?
Answer by SusieD250 at 2:27 AM on Oct. 6, 2009
Answer by Gailll at 2:33 AM on Oct. 6, 2009
Answer by BUSYLOVINGHIM at 3:06 AM on Oct. 6, 2009
I wish it was true that if she doesn't do a good job she would have to return to public school. But the fact is, no one will ever be checking other than family. Look into educational neglect laws in your state if it turns out she really doesn't do anything to educate her kids. Unfortunately, there really might be nothing you can do about it.
Answer by MAUREEN55 at 6:36 AM on Oct. 6, 2009
Answer by justanotherjen at 8:04 AM on Oct. 6, 2009
It isn't any of your business. She isn't unqualified to teach and there are many resources to help her. Gosh....
It's more her business than it is yours. Why? Because I'm sure when something goes wrong someone in that family (and could be the poster) will be getting "please help me...I don't know what I'm doing" phone call!!!
Answer by Anonymous at 8:41 AM on Oct. 6, 2009
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Answer by michiganmom116 at 1:11 PM on Oct. 6, 2009
sounds like my next door neighbor. homeschooling 5; the ten year old still can't read.
what proof do you have that it is the fault of the homeschooling?
Answer by autodidact at 4:03 PM on Oct. 6, 2009
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