It’s a shame Pennsylvania has such oppressive homeschool regulations. This Daily American Online article lays out the time spent and tax money that could be saved, if only Pennsylvania homeschoolers had more freedom.
Meyersdale weighs impact of alternative schools By Alyssa Choiniere
[Curriculum director] Kretchman works with homeschool parents on curriculum and signs off on portfolios completed by parents and students at the end of the year.
“We’re very involved in the curriculum,” he said. “I’m working beside them the whole time.”
Homeschooled students are required to take regular standardized tests to ensure they are on the same level as their peers in brick-and-mortar schools.
He said he spends about three or four weeks each summer working with homeschooled students and their parents.
The above activities are proven non-necessities in so many states for millions of homeschoolers. Public schools do not need to be involved in homeschooling. They tend to just get in the way. Look at what Pennsylvania homeschoolers do all by themselves without all that ‘help’. (more…)