Brewer rallies with home-schooling advocates at Capitol – Cronkite News By Julia Shumway
Rep. Doris Goodale, R-Kingman, chairwoman of the House Education Committee, said Arizona’s home-schooling laws serve as an example for other states.
These laws allow home-schoolers access to public school special education services, the ability to compete on athletic teams with public schools and freedom from having to take standardized state tests required for public school students. The same laws apply to students in private schools.
Additionally, Arizona allows parents who want to home-school their children to hold off on beginning instruction until a child is 8 years old. Parents need only send their county school superintendent an affidavit stating their intent to home-school before beginning.
“Arizona rocks when it comes to parent choice in education,” Goodale told the crowd.
It’s always refreshing and liberating to see representatives seeking parental choice for education. Offers more well-spent time with family living and learning, as opposed to tracking bills and legislators’ positions affecting your life.
[Governor] Brewer, who came to the event to declare Home School Week, said home-schoolers provide an example for other students.
“We will fight for your freedom from government intrusion,” she said.
That’s what we want to hear.