Writing for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Daveen Rae KurutzIn portrays the disctinction between homeschooling and cyber charter schools right.
“The advent and success of cyber charter schools has had a huge impact on our students,” said Charles Machesky, superintendent of Uniontown Area School District, where homeschool enrollment dropped by half in five years. “We’ve got six or seven cyber schools sending us bills, and some of those are in place of homeschooling.”
Homeschooled children are taught using a curriculum the parent fashions. The state Department of Education does not consider children enrolled in cyber schools as being homeschooled.
While “homeschooling” comes off a bit odd in the title, (In-home schooling popularity slipping across state), research tying homeschooling to standardized testing is cited and a few mythical assumptions are made, it is still good to see this article.
Oh, yeah. The numbers make more sense too. But that seems to follow getting the distinction right.