Thursday, March 27, 2008

CA Homeschooling Decision Voided

A state appeals court will reconsider last month's controversial decision that said parents who home-school their children must have a teaching credential.

The 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles granted a rehearing Tuesday, essentially voiding the 3-0 decision until it rules again. The decision will now allow home-schooling organizations that had blasted the decision to weigh in.

Monday, March 24, 2008

A very nice piece on homeschooling in The Washington Post

Contrary to Stereotype, Home-Schoolers Aren't All Religious or Socially Maladjusted -- and They Are Changing the World

So nice somebody finally gets that homeschoolers are a diverse group. Go on over a join the discussion.

Unschooling & Homeschooling not the same

The subject of homeschooling is a decent article on homeschooling in the Times Recorder. One of the commentators doesn't seem to understand that 'unschooling' and homeschooling are not the same thing. Unschooling is a teaching method that a very few homeschoolers choose to use. Other methods used include the Charlotte Mason Method, Waldorf Education Method, Classical Education Method, Eclectic Homeschool Method, Unit Studies, Montessori Homeschooling, and Distance Learning to name a few. You can read more about the different homeschooling methods here.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Homeschooling Today

Gregory J. Millman is co-author, with Martine Millman, of "Homeschooling: A Family's Journey," to be published in August. Read his article on homeschooling in The Washington Post.

Conventional schools are like the nation's Rust Belt companies, designed in the 19th century but struggling to meet the standards of international competition today. School boards and administrators should be concentrating on ways to make schools more like home-schooling -- not on ways to force home-schooled children to go back to schools. People who are free to think for themselves usually get together and find solutions that are better than what bureaucrats can devise.


Senator Dave Cox is a friend to homeschoolers

Sacramento, Ca -- 1st District Republican State Senator Dave Cox has co-authored an Assembly Resolution to call upon the California Supreme Court to reverse the opinion of the 2nd District Court of Appeals as it applies to home schooling.