Homeschoolers Really Bother the NEA

From Better-Ed.org:

Today, I’ll highlight NEA’s almost-too-ridiculous-to-be-believed resolution on home schooling. Here’s the passage in full:

The National Education Association believes that home schooling programs based on parental choice cannot provide the student with a comprehensive education experience. When home schooling occurs, students enrolled must meet all state curricular requirements, including the taking and passing of assessments to ensure adequate academic progress. Home schooling should be limited to the children of the immediate family, with all expenses being borne by the parents/guardians. Instruction should be by persons who are licensed by the appropriate state education licensure agency, and a curriculum approved by the state department of education should be used.

The Association also believes that home-schooled students should not participate in any extracurricular activities in the public schools.

The Association further believes that local public school systems should have the authority to determine grade placement and/or credits earned toward graduation for students entering or re-entering the public school setting from a home school setting.

You can read the rest by following the link.

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2 thoughts on “Homeschoolers Really Bother the NEA

    • I also think they don’t like people deciding to break their monopoly on education. They don’t like people deciding they can teach their own children better than people who have gone through teachers colleges and have teaching certificates. They don’t like their narrative of being uniquely qualified to handle a child’s education being challenged and upended. They can feel more and more people bucking that narrative and it threatens their power base.

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