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Everyone interprets "homeschool friendly" differently. Some of us do not mind a bit of oversight, so we interpret minimal oversight as still "friendly", also taking into account the general local feeling about homeschoolers - like available activities and attitudes; others do not care for any oversight, so any oversight is viewed as UNfriendly.
I live in what I consider a homeschool friendly state. We are required to register with an accountability association that has us sign a paper stating we have at least a GED, both parents agree to homeschooling, and that we will homeschool for 180 days. We are required to teach math, language arts, science, and history, but we aren't told what we have to use and we aren't required to test or have reviews. There are TONS of homeschool activities in the area.
I am a Home Schooling, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Stay at Home Mom. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities and nosy, involved parents. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it anywhere near my children. Now for the controversial stuff: we're Catholic, we're conservative, and we own guns (now there's no need to ask, lol). Aimee
We have to pay minimal fees to a third option accountability association that basically takes our name, our children's names, and that we agree to teach x subjects, x number of days a year, etc. The fees vary depending on the association. My association is, I think, $30 per year.
Quoting marrionsmommy:Wow u guys have to pay tohomeschool....crazy how different laws are.
Nope no reporting required in my state.
welcome bautifulhart!! i live in a homeschool friendly state and yes we have to tell the school district or whatever its called that we are homeschooling, not all states are the same, some easier and some harder!
Here in IN we have to keep records of attendance, but last I checked that was it. I love it here :-)
EDIT to add that I've recently found out that my county is really trying to intimidate homeschoolers more recently, so that should be fun.
I agree with Autymnsmommy that homeschool friendly is a feeling. I live in a very controlling state, but some people think it is homeschool friendly and others do not. My political philosophy puts me in the category where I think it is too much oversight, but I have no problems jumping through the hoops and I wouldn't really do anything differently (curriculum- or teaching style-wise) if we had no oversight at all. Since it's not actually changing anything about the way I teach my kids most of my local friends would say that it is friendly to me.
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