Lake Oswego Review, Lake Oswego, Oregon, 18 January 2007, There are reasons for home-schooling
I understand the district’s plight. Enrollment in the district is declining, and the home-schooling movement is gaining momentum. But there is not a carrot that you could dangle in front of me that would entice me to enroll my child in Lake Oswego schools, as long as I believe she is best educated at home. This is not because I think negatively of the institutions, but because I have carefully considered the particular needs of my child as an individual, and find home-schooling to be the most effective way to meet her unique needs.
Coshocton Tribune, Coshocton, Ohio, 21 January 2007, From public school to homeschool, some students prefer homeschooling
Mildred Mozena sits in the rocking chair in the living room watching her daughter-in-law go over spelling lessons with her two young children.
She watches admiringly, and as a retired elementary school teacher, steps in when Valerie needs guidance while homeschooling Samantha, 6, and Tommy, 5.
“I admire her for doing it. It would be easier to just send them off all day and say it’s somebody else’s responsibility to teach them, but she doesn’t,” Mildred said.
Coshocton Tribune, Coshocton, Ohio, 24 January 2007, Families homeschool for a variety of reasons
(different article about same family as above)
Liberty Papers (blog), Elk Grove, California, 24 January 2007, Another Reason to Homeschool
Why? Because if you miss a parent-teacher conference, you’re guilty of a misdemeanor:
H.B. No. 557
SECTION 1. Chapter 26, Education Code, is amended by adding Section 26.014 to read as follows: Sec. 26.014.
FAILURE TO ATTEND PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE.
(a) A parent of a student commits an offense if:
(2) the parent:
(A) fails to respond to the notice; or
(B) schedules a parent-teacher conference on one of the dates proposed in the notice or on an alternative date agreed to by the parent and teacher and fails to:
(i) attend the scheduled conference; or
(ii) before the scheduled conference, notify the teacher or an administrator of the campus to which the teacher is assigned that the parent will be unable to attend the conference; …
At the moment, the only information on the above bill is:
Version: Introduced, House Committee Report, Engrossed, Senate Committee Report, Enrolled Document: Bill, Fiscal Note, Bill Analysis, Amendment
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