New Jersey’s Courier-Post published a lengthy article covering homeschooling issues in NJ and across the country.Two nationally known entities in and out of the homeschool community were quoted, even as many consider Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and Stanford University’s Political Science Professor Reich notorious, outlying elements from both ends of the political spectrum. Professor Reich displays continuous irritation with homeschoolers’ educational and family freedoms and it was forked out again in the Courier-Post. HSLDA lauds standardized testing results, while high-stakes testing is currently raising its ugly head in federal Common Core/Race to the Top/No Child Left Behind invasions.
I appreciated the parents’ reflections in the article.
Medford mom: ‘I do not think home educators should be regulated, ever’– written by Phil Dunn
Rosemary Laberee of Medford has been a homeschooling mother for the last 14 years.
“I do not think home educators should be regulated, ever,” said Laberee, whose four children are now 19, 16, 13 and 10.
“We have proven ourselves.”
There are experts, however, who disagree. They say there should be oversight for parents who choose to educate their own children. (more…)