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Old 08-28-2013, 07:41 AM
 
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:55 PM
 
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Or tie-dye broomstick skirts. My family is of the tie-dye and granola tribe, and we named our children Eagle-in-Winter and Ripe-Strawberry. We eat only raw, free-range, organic vegetables of color and unschool in a yurt. The children peddle homemade candles on the street corners and we call it Economics 101; feeding the goldfish is Advanced Animal Husbandry. Ripe-Strawberry believes she is a garden fairy and the butterflies are her sisters. She doesn't actually talk to public schoolers, or anyone whose name starts with a consonant. Oh, and I haven't shaved my legs since the Ford Administration.
This is really funny! Thanks for making me laugh today!
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:48 PM
 
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Any city in Texas. No regulations whatsoever. (Link provided in another thread.)
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:30 PM
 
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Any city in Texas. No regulations whatsoever. (Link provided in another thread.)
That is misleading Kat.
A person cannot disenroll their child from Texas schools and not do anything and think they will not get in trouble of they are caught by the law.

Texas isn't that freewheeling.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:46 PM
 
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That is misleading Kat.
A person cannot disenroll their child from Texas schools and not do anything and think they will not get in trouble of they are caught by the law.

Texas isn't that freewheeling.
» Home Schooling in Texas
Home schools in Texas have been determined by Texas courts to be private schools, and private schools are not regulated by the state of Texas.

The law in Texas is one of the most favorable for home educators in the United States, and here people are free to determine the course of their children’s education. Texas leads the nation in the number of families who home school.

To home school legally in Texas, you must follow three state law requirements:

The instruction must be bona fide (i.e., not a sham).
The curriculum must be in visual form (e.g., books, workbooks, video monitor).
The curriculum must include the five basic subjects of reading, spelling, grammar, mathematics, and good citizenship.


That's it! While Colorado and other states require the homeschooling to be done a certain # of hours per day, nothing like that is required in TX. Even before I knew what the TX law said, I figured Bela Karolyi had his gym in TX b/c of lax homeschool laws that allow his gymnasts to practice 40 or more hours a week.
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:09 PM
 
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That is misleading Kat.
A person cannot disenroll their child from Texas schools and not do anything and think they will not get in trouble of they are caught by the law.

Texas isn't that freewheeling.
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» The Texas Education Code

» Government Agency Directives

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Home schoolers in Texas are not required to keep educational records, but recordkeeping can be a valuable tool for various reasons, such as college entrance requirements and scholarship opportunities, or for future employment opportunities. Home school records are used to document your child’s academic and extracurricular experiences and achievements.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:32 PM
 
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Noted that this is an old thread.

One thing I think is interesting now that my previously-homeschooled children are enrolled in the local public high school (by their choice): every. single. teacher. they. have. has commented on their self-direction and work ethic. I am quite sure that has to do with the fact that they have been taught that "one studies until one has a grasp of the work", not "until one has a passing grade". Although in looking at class rank, that seems not to be a problem either.

There are three former homeschoolers in ds's preferred extracurricular group. All are in leadership spots.

FWIW.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:46 PM
 
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Home schoolers in Texas are not required to keep educational records, but recordkeeping can be a valuable tool for various reasons, such as college entrance requirements and scholarship opportunities, or for future employment opportunities. Home school records are used to document your child’s academic and extracurricular experiences and achievements.
Home School Law | CDE *Colorado Department of Education*

(c) A nonpublic home-based educational program shall include no less than one hundred seventy-two days of instruction, averaging four instructional contact hours per day.

(d) A nonpublic home-based educational program shall include, but need not be limited to, communication skills of reading, writing, and speaking, mathematics, history, civics, literature, science, and regular courses of instruction in the constitution of the United States as provided in section 22-1-108.
- See more at: Home School Law | CDE

(f) Each child participating in a nonpublic home-based educational program shall be evaluated when such child reaches grades three, five, seven, nine, and eleven. Each child shall be given a nationally standardized achievement test* to evaluate the child's academic progress, or a qualified person shall evaluate the child's academic progress.

(g) The records of each child participating in a nonpublic home-based educational program shall be maintained on a permanent basis by the parent in charge and in control of said program. The records shall include, but need not be limited to, attendance data, test and evaluation results, and immunization records, as required by sections 25-4-901, 25-4-902, and 25-4-903, C.R.S. - See more at: Home School Law | CDE


Some pertinent pieces of Colorado law.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:05 PM
 
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Home School Law | CDE *Colorado Department of Education*

(c) A nonpublic home-based educational program shall include no less than one hundred seventy-two days of instruction, averaging four instructional contact hours per day.

(d) A nonpublic home-based educational program shall include, but need not be limited to, communication skills of reading, writing, and speaking, mathematics, history, civics, literature, science, and regular courses of instruction in the constitution of the United States as provided in section 22-1-108.
- See more at: Home School Law | CDE

(f) Each child participating in a nonpublic home-based educational program shall be evaluated when such child reaches grades three, five, seven, nine, and eleven. Each child shall be given a nationally standardized achievement test* to evaluate the child's academic progress, or a qualified person shall evaluate the child's academic progress.

(g) The records of each child participating in a nonpublic home-based educational program shall be maintained on a permanent basis by the parent in charge and in control of said program. The records shall include, but need not be limited to, attendance data, test and evaluation results, and immunization records, as required by sections 25-4-901, 25-4-902, and 25-4-903, C.R.S. - See more at: Home School Law | CDE


Some pertinent pieces of Colorado law.
Does Colorado not trust parents to do the right thing by homeschooling ?

I would consider pulling a kid out of school and doing nothing child abuse.
And I can see if you have a high percent of that going on then you need to crack down on it.
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:22 PM
 
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Snide post does not deserve reply. Maybe Texas should crack down on the Karolyi's gymnastics "private school".
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