Home-Schooling in ND, 16 January 2008, KFYR-TV, Bismarck, North Dakota
The Gellerman`s say there`s still too much regulation over home schooling in the state, and the North Dakota School Board Association agrees.
It says it`s an intrusion for the families to be monitored as they are required to be, if a parent doesn`t have a college degree.
“Other things would be testing grades 4, 6, 8, 10 with the national achievement tests that really don`t do anything for the family,” says James Bartlett, of the ND Home School Association.
But Mandan Representative Raeann Kelsch says the law was put in place because it does.
“Basically that`s to see, kind of to gauge that they`re at the same level or that they`ve advanced, or a lot of the time we find that they`re above that level, but just to make sure they`re getting an adequate education,” Kelsch says.
Kelsch says another part of a law, the part that won`t allow home-schooled students to be tutored, could change during the 2009 legislative session. Carla Gellerman hopes it is.
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