Daryl picked upÂ an articleÂ my Google alerts missed (so far), and his commenters point out the lack of cost-effectiveness in Pennsylvania’s homeschool oversight.
- The Times Tribune, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 14 May 2006, Hitting the books at home
[Mr. Grochowski would]Â look at samples of each home-schoolerâ€™s work â€” math worksheets, essays and book reports, sometimes photos of them conducting science experiments â€” and read reports from evaluators who visited home-schoolers and talked to them about what they were learning. As the former supervisor of pupil personnel at Scranton School District, Mr. Grochowski â€” who retired in June â€” was in charge of deciding whether home-schooled children were learning what they should each year.
The question of whether home-schoolers are getting a comparable education to public or private school students is also an issue with which colleges and universities struggle.
Well, my kids’ colleges didn’t have a problem with them.Â None at all.