An Iowa homeschooler knows her rights and responsibilities and is tasking her local school district authorities to understand the same. After a new law was passed this year giving Iowa home educators more freedom, Beth Cody relates her experiences with the school district this new school year.
Homeschooling changes benefit students, families
The good — great! — news is that Iowa’s homeschool laws have changed to make legal compliance easier for parents. The bad news is that both parents and school district administrators are confused about what parents must do to comply with the new law.
In the Iowa City Press Citizen, Beth Cody went on to explain her contact with the local school district administrator about their misleading information. She came to this conclusion that seems to occur too often with our school employees:
Clearly, homeschooling parents need to understand their new right to freedom from controlling administrators — and the administrators sure aren’t going to tell us about it.
Then Cody laid the homeschooling choices out according to the new law.
It’s not unusual for homeschoolers to understand the laws and regulations affecting them better than some lawyers. We have to know our rights, because of school personnel such as the Mid-Prairie School District administrator. Brava to Beth Cody and all the other homeschooling asserting their rights. Indeed, there is cause for celebration. Beth Cody’s conclusion:
Nobody likes coercive government red tape (except controlling bureaucrats) and any time it is reduced, the freedom of the people is correspondingly increased. This is truly a cause for celebration.
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