HEM political analysts and homeschooling parents Larry and Susan Kaseman write about an important and timely topic in the current January-February issue of Home Education Magazine: Beware of Privatization of Education: It Reduces Our Homeschooling Freedoms:
“Privatization of education means transferring taxpayers’ dollars designated for public education to private institutions, corporations, and/or individuals instead of to public schools. Examples include … 4) money given by school districts to homeschooling parents to cover homeschooling expenses in exchange for the parents’ agreeing to comply with public school standards and state-mandated testing.”
Privatization of education is the topic of a New York Times opinion page for January 5, which includes arguments for and against the idea of state tax credits for homeschoolers: Do Homeschoolers Deserve a Tax Break?
The Kasemans caution:
“Homeschoolers can’t assume that as long as they as individuals refuse to accept government money or favors, they won’t be required to comply with state regulations written for homeschoolers who do accept them. ”
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