Following the series on Iowa homeschooling and the freeing up of regulations, the opportunity comes from Pennsylvania to look at their excessive homeschool regulations. The Altoona Mirror posted an extensive article last weekend where Pennsylvania homeschoolers reflected on their frustrations as educators and taxpayers.
Home schooling presents opportunities, challenges By Russ O’Reilly
The Pennsylvania Home Educators Association advocates deregulating home schooling in the state.
“Paperwork does not educate the child,” states research by PHEA Advisory Board member Maryalice Newborn.
Newborn has been home schooling for 20 years.
“Pennsylvania Home Education Law does not increase education. It only increases school district costs and paperwork for all,” she said
“All of my children and son-in-law, (home-schooled in Michigan, an unregulated home-school state) graduated undergraduate with highest honors,” she wrote in an email.