This Arizona report is an across-the-board article that includes, how many homeschoolers are in the area, the effect on public schools, why to homeschool, how kids feel about it, and how parents feel about it. The amusing part is in the video report, which is as fragmented as the written article.
Valley home-school enrollment swells, 18 August 2007, East Valley Tribune, Mesa, Arizona
In the video report, the reporter profiles one family whose children have been homeschooled up until high school, the kids who have gone to college have all received scholarships. Despite the scholarships the reporter notes that there “are no checks and balances” because the state doesn’t require testing of homeschooled kids, so parents should be vigilant.
The tag end is what viewers may remember most: “no checks and balances.”
posted by Valerie