What defines at home schooling?
It is hard to tell whether the reporter characterized the Idaho IDEA program as homeschooling, or if someone else had the idea.
Idaho Distance Education Academy, 27 April 2008, KPVI-TV, Pocatello, Idaho
A new type of home-schooling is growing in popularity here in Idaho.
The Idaho Distance Education Academy, or IDEA, offers home-schooled students with public school services …
What makes IDEA different from other home-school programs is that it partners parents with a certified teacher. …
Students are required to take state standard tests, just like any other public school …
The Parent Handbook agrees with me that enrollment in IDEA is not homeschooling, it is public schooling.
Choice of curricular materials and resources – The I-DEA online catalog offers a wide range of curriculum and materials. Each item aligns with and supports the Idaho State Content Standards. (As a public school, I-DEA is prohibited from using public funds for the purchase of doctrinal curriculum.)
Not a foot-stomping biggie, just a reminder that came to me courtesy of the news reader.