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Old 11-12-2017, 05:02 PM   #21
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Most homeschool parents I know do not want this, because as soon as the government is giving you money to school they feel they can start having a greater say in how and what you teach. Just food for thought.
Yup. I'm okay with them having as little to do with us as possible.

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Most homeschool parents I know do not want this, because as soon as the government is giving you money to school they feel they can start having a greater say in how and what you teach. Just food for thought.
Yep, totally agree with the above. It sounds nice at first until they start addding little stipulations and rules that slowly get bigger and stricter. This is our first official year homeschooling(were in Kansas) so I'm no expert yet but as far as I know you just have to register as a private school on the states website and then your all set.
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:50 AM   #23
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Most homeschool parents I know do not want this, because as soon as the government is giving you money to school they feel they can start having a greater say in how and what you teach. Just food for thought.
I wasn't thinking about this before... I told my husband that we might as well get some of our tax money back... but now I'd rather not!
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My kids aren't old enough to homeschool. So I just read all these threads and dream.

BUT, I can tell you my dear friend in Wisconsin told me of a recent tax change that allows you a tax deduction for private school or homeschooled kids- since we all pay taxes to the public school. I thought that was really amazing- and makes a HUGE difference for multiple children every year!
My first thought when I read this is horrible people claiming to homeschool to get the tax deduction and their children getting no education at all. Hopefully they are checks in place to prevent this though.
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My first thought when I read this is horrible people claiming to homeschool to get the tax deduction and their children getting no education at all. Hopefully they are checks in place to prevent this though.


These "checks" turn into the government interfering with our freedom to teach our own children. I will pass on the "checks" and interference.
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These "checks" turn into the government interfering with our freedom to teach our own children. I will pass on the "checks" and interference.
I just read they want to change the laws in New Hampshire again. Politicians claiming the laws are being abused. Are you going to tell me every graduate of New Hampshire public schools is taken care of perfectly and they need to focus on homeschool now?

I know there are bad eggs out there and I wish there was a way to screen for those and then just leave us alone.
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I just read they want to change the laws in New Hampshire again. Politicians claiming the laws are being abused. Are you going to tell me every graduate of New Hampshire public schools is taken care of perfectly and they need to focus on homeschool now?

I know there are bad eggs out there and I wish there was a way to screen for those and then just leave us alone.


I don't even care what other parents who are claiming to homeschool do. They don't teach what we think they should teach? So? It's none of my business. We don't live in a socialist nation, even though there are those who would Love it if we did. No one tells me how to teach my child and I don't tell anyone else how they should teach their child. GENERALLY SPEAKING, those that homeschool really do care what their child learns. I have never come across any truly "bad" homeschoolers.
I am sure there are a few out there but I do not support making laws based on minorities.

Not aimed at you, Agla, totally agreeing with you---- "leave us alone!!!"
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I don't even care what other parents who are claiming to homeschool do. They don't teach what we think they should teach? So? It's none of my business. We don't live in a socialist nation, even though there are those who would Love it if we did. No one tells me how to teach my child and I don't tell anyone else how they should teach their child. GENERALLY SPEAKING, those that homeschool really do care what their child learns. I have never come across any truly "bad" homeschoolers.
I am sure there are a few out there but I do not support making laws based on minorities.

Not aimed at you, Agla, totally agreeing with you---- "leave us alone!!!"

It is so frustrating when they start sniffing around the homeschool community.
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I don't even care what other parents who are claiming to homeschool do. They don't teach what we think they should teach? So? It's none of my business. We don't live in a socialist nation, even though there are those who would Love it if we did. No one tells me how to teach my child and I don't tell anyone else how they should teach their child. GENERALLY SPEAKING, those that homeschool really do care what their child learns. I have never come across any truly "bad" homeschoolers.
I am sure there are a few out there but I do not support making laws based on minorities.

Not aimed at you, Agla, totally agreeing with you---- "leave us alone!!!"
Honestly even with the bad homeschool eggs, the public system in still worse. My niece graduated from public high school and is illiterate. Her parents knew she had a problem and were frustrated with the school system because they kept passing her through anyway. Turns out she is severely dyslexic and cannot read on a functional level. I don't care if her parents didn't teach her diddly, she would have been better off at home, IMO, because the school system did her a huge disservice.

Another public school kiddo--he's been having issues since *kindergarten*. The school has been saying that he's not going to pass if he doesn't get in and do his work and really try since then. He doesn't, he hates school and he does not care. They pass him, every single year. The parents eventually got mad at the school and pitched a fit for the school not following through. School flat out says that they don't see the issue getting any better, and there are 'concerns' with having an older kid in a younger grade level, so they have no intentions of EVER holding him back, no matter how poorly he does. Parents finally pulled him to homeschool this year. He's in the fifth grade, and has made massive amounts of progress.

I don't care if there are bad eggs--it's no worse than the kids who are being completely failed by the school system, and it's no justification for regulations in homeschooling.
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When I say bad eggs I'm referring to those that are kept out of school to be abused and neglected.
There are no answers to that problem because as we know as soon as you give an inch they take the yard in the guise of "protecting."

I believe one NH legislator in a private session called homeschool, abuse which didn't sit well with another legislator who homeschools. She apologized but still that ideology is out there. I say ideology because I don't believe it's about education at this point. It's about having the opportunity for indoctrination.

They know exactly who leans toward homeschooling and they want to stomp us out.
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