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How much regulation should homeschooling have?

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Question: Do you agree that homeschooling should be regulated?

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Yes, there should be checks to make sure kids don't fall through the cracks.

No. I don't agree at all. I don't want the government involved in my child's education.


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His father, Clarence Powell, defends the home-school education, that Josh and his 11 siblings received, and that he has a right to educate his children anyway he sees fit without the government interfering. And in that respect, he's correct: According to Virginia state law, parents who have a religious objection, can opt to not only home-school their children but to do so without any government oversight, meaning there is no mandatory curriculum and no checks placed on the family to ensure the children are learning at an appropriate level.

by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 12:55 PM
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TidewaterClan
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 1:57 PM

That is a doozy of a question!  I don't want to show the government all of the wonderful things we're accomplishing this year (though I would love to brag how much more they're learning than the did in ps - evil laugh!).  

I have been to a few local hs events and I've seen two children who definitely aren't getting the education they need to succeed.  Honestly, I hope those types don't end up causing the rest of us to go through extreme amounts of regulation in the future.

romacox
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 2:09 PM
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I agree that the government run public school system speaks loudly and clearly as to why we do not want government regulation in the home school environment...it is a disaster, and it abuses many children by trying to force them into a "one size fits all approach."  The answer is really very simple:  The Constitution says no government interference  unless a crime is committed ( someone is harmed.).  If our government was following the Constitution, BP would have been fully liable to everyone it harmed in the Gulf oil spill, and government would not have been the middle man protecting BP.  Government would have been the judicial part to make sure the law was followed.

Unfortunately few people know what the Constitution says, and are fooled into believing that things are very complicated.  Government is now so dysfunctional because it is running off of two polar opposite systems The Constitution, and socialism (the NDAA 2012 which gives any president the power to indefinitely  detain you and your children with out a  warrant , without an a trial, without a judge, and without an attorney).

tansyflower
by Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 2:15 PM

no regulation.  its one of the only things i really like about living in wisconsin.

bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 2:17 PM
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Quoting romacox:

I agree that the government run public school system speaks loudly and clearly as to why we do not want government regulation in the home school environment...it is a disaster, and it abuses many children by trying to force them into a "one size fits all approach."  The answer is really very simple:  The Constitution says no government interference  unless a crime is committed ( someone is harmed.).  If our government was following the Constitution, BP would have been fully liable to everyone it harmed in the Gulf oil spill, and government would not have been the middle man protecting BP.  Government would have been the judicial part to make sure the law was followed.

Unfortunately few people know what the Constitution says, and are fooled into believing that things are very complicated.  Government is now so dysfunctional because it is running off of two polar opposite systems The Constitution, and socialism (the NDAA 2012 which gives any president the power to indefinitely  detain you and your children with out a  warrant , without an a trial, without a judge, and without an attorney).

 

kirbymom
by Sonja on Nov. 21, 2013 at 2:50 PM
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Pardon me, but isn't REGULATION the reason the PS's are in the downward spiraling condition it is in Now?
Bleacheddecay
by Bronze Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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I agree.


Quoting paganbaby:

I really like how you put this.

Quoting AutymsMommy:

Oy. This is tough. Parents are entitled to raise their child how they see fit - but children have basic rights as well, including the right to an education. Slippery slope.

I'm the wrong one to answer, really. I do not believe in government supported public schools, much less government oversight for private and homeschools.

Summary: no regulation - although I sincerely pity the child who is not educated because his parents choose not to do so, and to take advantage of the lack of regulations; I'm not willing to give up the majority's freedom for a few bad apples.

Small government. Very small.




petie1104
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 3:19 PM
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I just feel that the more power we give the government the fewer rights we have. So I think they need to stay out of it.
paganbaby
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 3:20 PM

But there are some who say, without the governments involvement, the children will suffer.

Quoting petie1104:

I just feel that the more power we give the government the fewer rights we have. So I think they need to stay out of it.


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paganbaby
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Same here in California :-)

Quoting tansyflower:

no regulation.  its one of the only things i really like about living in wisconsin.


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kirbymom
by Sonja on Nov. 21, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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I'm sorry, but every single time the Government has pushed to "make sure EVERY SINGLE CHILD is covered" the more our children are harmed!

Look around. Our children are being allowed to graduate less intelligently, less honorable, less morals, more disrespectful, less work ethic. Need I go on?
And this is directly related to the involvement of this country's government.
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