Dealing with Deployment
Email Lists and Support Groups, international, national and local
Links to General Military Information
Support Organizations listed by name of Service
Homeschooling Points of Contact
Military Recruitment and Enlistment
(use this to find information on linked pages that have been taken off
The Adobe Reader is used to read pdf
The military is fond of pdf files.
Public-schooling-at-home also known as e-schools or cyber-charters
Just as there is a difference between public and
private schooling, there is a difference between homeschooling and
public-schooling-at-home. To refer public-schooling-at-home as
homeschooling is to confuse people who see only the surface and who aren't
interested in the fine points of the subject. Any parents with their children
at home 'look like' homeschoolers. The problem with this is that the
accountability for the use of tax dollars for public-schooling-at-home that
will surely arise, will bleed over onto homeschooling.
Some public-schooling-at-home programs do permit
parents to make curricular changes to the program, or even to proceed in their
own fashion. The difference between this and homeschooling is that the
school is allowing the parents to make this choice, but the decision
remains with the school. With homeschooling, that choice lies with the
Another aspect is that by using such a program,
the focus is on public-school measurements: curriculum, benchmarks,
tests, and timetables. The child is viewed through a bureaucratic lens,
not through a 'this is my child growing up' lens.
There are differences of opinion concerning
this discussion, passionate differences, which is a good thing. If we
weren't able to be passionate about our choice, would that choice be worth
Note: The Military Homeschooler
web site considers 'homeschoolers' to be families who privately fund the
education of their children. It is not meant to exclude, denigrate, or
be 'better than' anyone. Even in the absence of real-world evidence, as
presented by my daily newspaper, my view is to assume that parents have their
children's best interests at heart: homeschoolers, public-schoolers,
private-schoolers, and public-schoolers-at-home. This site's information
presented for anyone with an interest but it is from a homeschooling perspective.
No one is 'pure' anything even though on the surface we may project Pureness.
Inside each of us there is usually at least one little 'controversial corner.'
If 'controversial corners' weren't there schism within seemingly
homogenous groups would not arise. History shows that one constant among
humans may be schism. We group together and at some critical mass
differences emerge and division occurs. I acknowledge the differences between the various
groups that contribute to the Greater Home Education movement and their
right to their opinions but have as my
We Stand For Homeschooling
The Seduction of Homeschoolers written in 1998
Home Education Magazine articles,
Public School Programs and Our Community - Janie Levine Hellyer
Labeling Publicly Funded Programs for Homeschoolers - Christine Webb
With Putting Public E-Schools in Homes
Virtual Schools Affect Homeschooling?
"Choice" Charade, at the
Statement by Mary Nix of Homeschool Freedom:
Homeschooling for decades has been understood as an opportunity to exit the
public school system, enjoy excuse from compulsory attendance and many
freedoms to live and learn with our children.
Contrary to how others sometimes portray my philosophy, I do recommend many
choices, along with the law or code that accompanies that educational choice
so that a family understands their rights and responsibilities.
When homeschooling is purposely or mistakenly used to describe some of these
new public schools at home, some have erroneously been led to beleave that
they are enjoying the rights and freedoms that homeschoolers are. I do object
to that. I think people should
be well informed and not misled.
Where the author, yourself and many others seem to confuse the issue, whether
by choice or not, is when they portray those of us who oppose the misuse of
the name homeschooling for these programs as opposing the programs or the
people using them. This image has been emotionally and vehemently retouched by
some and the picture they paint hides the vital truth that we don't oppose
choice, but we oppose the misuse of the word homeschooling.
I do not oppose public school reform, nor do I oppose giving children and
families a multitude of choices. I support and expect all parents the ease and
ability to find and know their rights,
responsibilities and the mandates that accompany each choice--accurately.
The new schools afford many families choices they didn't have before, but
HOMESCHOOLING is not a new choice. It has been here to choose whenever one
Perhaps we need to acknowledge that many of the families have not been looking
for an opportunity to homeschool at all, but have been looking for a new form
of public school. They want the curriculum, the testing, the other mandates
and the education expertise that
public school offers, but they want it outside of the public school building.
I commend them for their choice, they are pioneers in public school reform.
Perhaps after a time,some will be at home and find they want to homeschool and
to enjoy the rights that we do. That is another choice that remains available
to them. I simply ask that others remain clear about their choice and not
The “Choice” Charade
PART 1: William Bennett’s Cyber Charter Express
This New “Choice” Entity
Following the Money Trail
Techno-Future Cyber Charters
“Choice” Reform: Dollars, Disasters and Databanking
Reform Drives Profits
Breaking the Mold
The Intentional Design Flaw
Waivers for Favors
Tests Drive the Reform Engine
'Em or Lose 'Em: Maintaining Reasonable Homeschooling Laws
"When dealing with school officials, it helps to
remember they are acting on behalf of the public school system, not
homeschoolers. They rely on public schools for jobs, income, and prestige. They
seldom understand homeschooling or have any basis for evaluating homeschools or
helping us improve. Some school officials are eager to get private school
students, including homeschoolers, into public schools so they can increase
their enrollments, budgets, and power."
and free pigs of the Okefenokee Swamp
Allegory from SepSchool
Just Who Is
Accountable for My Child's Education?
Harvest Home Educators, Georgia
Related topic of public-school-at-home serving
families whose homeschooling may not be up to par.
Problems with Legislation to Prevent "Unqualified" Families From Homeschooling,
a Home Education Magazine column by the Kasemans
Educational Neglect, by Ann Zeise of A to Z, Home's Cool
The Double-Edged Sword of Marginal Per-Pupil Spending
from the Education
Intelligence Agency, 10 Nov 03:
"So far, so good for the unions. They make a clear and defensible point about
the difference between fixed and marginal costs of education. But they fail to
consider the reverse corollary. All public schools are funded in reference to
average per-pupil expenditures. If a school system’s marginal costs are low (as
the unions are claiming), each new student who enrolls in a regular public
school brings with him or her revenue in excess of costs, or, as economists like
to call it, profit."
"We're certainly not trying to interfere [in] those home programs," says
Harry Gamble of the state's department of education. "The Alaska legislature has
spoken on that one and has said that that's a valid option for parents, and we
believe that. But once they step across and enroll in a public school, whether
that's a brick-and-mortar or one of these correspondence programs, then they are
subject to the [same] kinds of rules and regulations that public school students
are subject to, including testing.
Public School-Homeschool Divide
The idea behind IDEA was to entice homeschoolers with a package that included
computer equipment, access to instructional resources, assistance from
certificated teachers, and guidance from a network of field representatives who
are also homeschool parents.
Growing concern over potential—and real—abuses
by distance learning programs prompted Alaska to tighten regulations and funding
guidelines in 2004.
The rules specify that the total amount spent
on tutoring or lessons in art, music, and physical education can't exceed 15
percent of the student's allocation, and all expenditures must be tied to the
individual learning plan. In addition, a correspondent student must take at
least half of his or her coursework in core subjects.
Harry Gamble, the public information officer
for Alaska's education department, explains the rules were prompted by
"letter-writing by concerned Alaskans, the legislature asking questions, and us
taking a look around." Gamble says there were stories of abuses, including
private school students enrolling full time in correspondence programs and using
their allotments for things like scuba lessons, trips to Disneyland, family gym
memberships, and horseback riding.
Politics trumps teachers on science materials
PHILADELPHIA — When Philadelphia teachers return
on the first day of school, they will be surprised. The new science
curriculum some had tested in their classrooms using kits from Science and
Technology for Children (STC) or Full Option Science Systems (FOSS) has been
replaced with materials from K12 Inc.
In 2003 and 2004 a panel of top district science teachers and administrators
developed a new science curriculum and examined a vast selection of
materials that might fit the “hands on” science lessons for each grade
level. The panel decided on materials from STC and FOSS, considered high
quality by a peer-review process funded by the National Science Foundation.
When David L. Smith, director of professional development at the
DaVinci Discovery Center,
reviewed K12 Inc. materials, he found shallow factual content and numerous
errors of fact.
Truth in Advertising: Cyber-charter websites that
co-opt the concept of homeschooling
White Hat Management's Pennsylvania virtual school
"FREE Home Schooling Seminar
Learn how to educate your children in the comfort and safety of your home at
our Informational Seminar!"
Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School
(scroll down) "What kinds of students will this
virtual school serve?
. . .
"Children who are home schooling but might sign up for a public charter school
if offered the support of a quality curriculum, adaptive lessons, and
(the implication is that the virtual school provides a 'quality curriculum'
and 'qualified teachers' which would mean that the homeschooling curriculum
and teacher is . . .?)
White Hat Management's Ohio virtual school
"OHDELA Home Schooling
"Ohio Distance & Electronic Learning Academy's objective is to provide parents
and students with the full range of options that define their family's
educational choices. While more and more parents in Ohio are considering home
schooling as one possibility, it is normal for some to have questions about
whether education in the home will be of the same quality as that offered in
Charter School in Alaska
"Frontier Charter School was approved by the State of Alaska Board of
Education in March of 2003 and has become the newest publicly-funded program
for homeschoolers in Anchorage."
IDEA of Alaska
"IDEA is the home schooling support program of Galena City School District,
serving the needs of students throughout Alaska since 1997."
Arizona Distance Learning
Arizona Distance Learning provides a great resource for home schoolers."
"K12® Virtual Academies combine the best elements of homeschooling—flexibility
and individual instruction—with the support and accountability of a public or
private school. Families in many states are successfully educating their
children in home-based virtual academies using K12's curriculum."
Arizona Virtual Academy
Arkansas Virtual School
California Virtual Academy at Kern
California Virtual Academy at Kings
California Virtual Academy at San Diego
California Virtual Academy at Jamestown
California Virtual Academy at Sonoma
Colorado Virtual Academy
Florida Virtual Academy
James Madison K12 Academy (Florida)
Idaho Virtual Academy
Iowa Virtual School Program
Minnesota Virtual Academy
Ohio Virtual Academy
Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School
Washington, DC's Community Academy Public Charter School
Wisconsin Virtual Academy
Texas (from 2003):
"Lesson No. 1 -- Crime Doesn't Pay ... Yet:
Bill Bennett Loses Again at the State Board of Education
"When it comes to self-promotion, William Bennett, the former U.S. Secretary
of Education and legendary lousy gambler, does not take no for an answer.
However profligate he may be in pissing away millions at Vegas casinos, he
knows a good bet when it comes to working the government gravy train. Having
lost his shirt to the House several times during the 78th Legislature, Bennett
and his K12 Inc. online "Virtual Academy" were scheduled to be back in town
this week for what looked like a sure thing: selling the con game known as
"virtual charter schools" to the State Board of Education. "
Homeschoolers must pay own way
"LOWELL -- Parents who want to homeschool their children may do so, school
officials say -- but not on the state's dime.
"Faced with an increased number of release requests, the Lowell School Board
decided to quit releasing students for alternative education programs --
homeschool or otherwise -- based outside the school district."
New Principal Targets Homeschoolers: 5 Jul 04, Lawrence
"Lawrence public schools received $101,709 by applying for a grant to
open a charter school. The grant money will go toward startup costs such as
equipment and salaries. But the district also will receive $3,863 in state aid
for every student enrolled in the virtual school, the same amount the district
receives for each student enrolled in the district."
So, even though there is no 'physical plant' (what
we all used to call the school-house), and probably fewer teachers, it costs
virtually the same amount to run an online school as it does the brick &
NEA opinion on charter
(end of article) "New concerns are being
raised by the recent proliferation in California, Minnesota, Wisconsin,
Pennsylvania and elsewhere of non classroom-based charter schools, or
"home-study schools." These include online schools and distance-learning
schools — an abuse of the charter school concept that NEA adamantly opposes."
Cyber and Home School Charter Schools: How States are Defining New Forms of
Public Schooling : November 2003
Cyber and homeschooling charter schools have suddenly become a
prominent part of the charter school movement. Such schools differ from
conventional schools by delivering much of their curriculum and instruction
through the use of the internet and minimizing the use of personnel and
physical facilities. This paper examines how these alternative charter school
models are emerging within the larger public school and charter school
communities with particular attention to recent developments in California and
Pennsylvania. In these two states public scrutiny of cyber and homeschooling
charter schools has led to considerable debate and demands for public
accountability. Of particular concern is the need to modify the regulatory
framework to accommodate cyber and homeschooling charter schools as well as
consideration of the differing financial allocations that are appropriate for
schools that operate with reduced personnel and facilities and the division of
financial responsibility between state and local educational agencies.
Editorial: Cyber school is home school
On target concerning confusion of
public-school-at-home with homeschooling; offbase concerning socialization.
No, it's not the latest and greatest in schooling
for kids. It's the latest and greatest in
them. PowerSchool is an integrated system that is, ". . .reaching a
granularity that is unprecedented, with up-to-the-minute
information about a student's progress, tracked for reporting and
automatically streamlined with multiple data systems."
Read the full opinion at the Op/ed link above.
Controversial Issues - Point/Counterpoint
Another article showing the slow change in the
meaning of the word 'homeschooling' from that of a purely private family
endeavor, to public-schooling-at-home.
"Parents who are interested in enrolling their
children in the homeschool program should go to the district office and sign
up like they would for any student into the school system, said Assistant
Superintendent Claudette Beaty.
“Parents are required to fill out a registration packet,” Beaty said. “We then
notify the teacher and she meets with the parents and talks with them to find
out what they want to accomplish and tells them how the program works.”
. . .
"Morgan Hill’s homeschooling program is funded through state Average Daily
Attendance (ADA) money. ADA is money paid by the state based on student
attendance. But Dzek says the district won’t see the money until the end of
Truancy problems can’t be solved by schools alone
I'm assuming that in the following excerpt from the above-linked article in
the online Palm Springs newspaper, The Desert Sun, that the 'home
schooling' referred to is enrollment in a California ISP. California
state law has no provision for homeschooling but by filing an
R-4 Private School affidavit, parents establish their home as a private
school. According to the
official site for
California legislative information, the attendance record need only show
the days the child is
absent (48222). The idea of absence from homeschooling requires some
mental gymnastics, and even more so to imagine fines and bench warrants issued
for such absences.
"Fines of $170 and $270 or more have been
instituted with the intention of modifying parents’ behavior to actively
involve them in truancy diversion. Bench warrants are being issued for
parents’ court appearances. Bails are being set at $1,000.
. . .
"It’s the law. Minors must attend school -- be it traditional schooling, home
schooling or alternative education. The law says minors must be making
academic progress. Parents, in partnership with the schools, have the
responsibility to enforce it."
Public Cyber Charter School – Is it Homeschooling? (scroll down for
Knowledge Universe and Virtual Schools:
Educational Breakthrough or Digital Raid on the Public Treasury? by Greald
Bracey of George Mason University (site has pop-up security screen; just click
"open" if you wish to read the report)
"Whether or not virtual schools are 'The New Paradigm' or merely the latest
in a series of technological innovations to come and go remains to be seen. It
is already evident, however, that schools, universities, educational
organizations, and entrepreneurs are rushing to adopt the new technology
without adequate data to advise them of a wise course of action. The various
advocates and entrepreneurs are using information technology in a variety of
ways. This report considers one little-known—but large and
influential—technology enterprise, Knowledge Universe, and examines the
operations of its school-related division, K12, Inc."
The K12 Virtual Primary School History Curriculum: A Participant’s-eye View
by Susan Ohanian
(site has pop-up security screen; just click "open" if you wish to read the
"Yet the above lesson was not from a progressive classroom but from a
“back-to-basics curriculum” marketed to home-schooling families by K12 Inc., a
company headed by former US Education Secretary William J. Bennett. There is
an irony here: while families who choose to home school their children do so
out of diverse motives, a significant percentage are driven by the desire to
inject a more openly religious and values-based education into the curriculum.
Bennett himself has, since leaving office in 1992, championed a return to
“virtue” and “values” in the education of American children. To the extent
that religiously conservative homeschoolers choose Bennett’s K12 curriculum
(and no data are available to show the ideological makeup of the curriculum’s
users), however, this group would appear to be disregarding the fact that it
introduces the occult, superstition, and magic. That is the least of the
curriculum’s problems, however. As we will see, it includes much sex and gore."
More confusion between homeschooling and public-schooling-at-home. The
mention of K-12 doesn't concern the private purchase of the curriculum by
families using their own money but rather the use of the curriculum by states
with cyber-charters purchasing the program with tax money.
NOW, on March 26th (scroll about halfway down the screen to the
conversation between Bill Moyers and Michele Mitchell)
Lead in: "During his first three years in office, President Bush has
funneled tens of millions of dollars to churches to use for social services.
Congress refused to approve the President's Faith-Based Initiative, as he
calls it, but he acted anyway — by Executive Order, on his own, despite
criticism that he was going around both Congress and the Constitution."
"But remember, this money is going to promote private alternatives to
public education. And look at who's getting that taxpayer funding.
Groups like K-12, a profit-making company run by Bill Bennett. Who's he? Bill
Bennett: Ronald Reagan's former secretary of education, who has spent decades
railing against public education. Here's his company's Web site. According to
the department's own numbers, Bennett's group got 14 million taxpayer dollars
to promote "virtual" home schooling.
. . .
"And that same group started the American Board for Certification of Teacher
Excellence, billed as a conservative alternative to teacher certification.
Now, Home schoolers can become teachers by taking an Internet exam. This new
program got $35 million."
Conclusion: "But the real challenge is to follow the money
flowing through these bureaucratic backchannels. This is public money for
private schools. Money neither Congress nor voters have ever approved. And
now, these tens of millions of taxpayer's dollars are being used to market a
radical approach to education at the expense of traditional public schools."
ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, COLORADO, FLORIDA, OHIO,
Is the CA program homeschooling?
NO. CA schools are public schools. Homeschooling is a legal right
provided by law in most states that permit parents to provide for their
child’s education without intervention from state or local authorities. The
parent is typically able to make all curriculum decisions and operates as the
child’s only teacher, delivering content, evaluating performance and making
decisions concerning the child’s grade level promotion. All CA schools provide
a defined set of curriculum materials that have been specifically aligned to
local required standards and use certified teachers to evaluate student
performance, including decisions concerning the child’s grade level promotion.
All CA students are required to take state standardized tests and the schools
are accountable for the students’ performance to regulatory authorities.
(this link is a new page; the quotation below was taken from a
former edition of the web page documented by the WaybackMachine.org web
archive): Why are homeschoolers excluded from participation in
The program was launched in a limited form in its initial year to limit the
cost to the state and to help reduce class size in other public schools
OHIO (this link is a new page; the quotation below was taken from a
former edition of the web page documented by the WaybackMachine.org web
archive) : Students who have been excused from the compulsory attendance law
for the purpose of home education as defined by the Administrative Code shall
no longer be excused for that purpose upon their enrollment in a community
Eclectic Homeschool Online:
Letter From Bev-
"Public school homeschool programs all have one thing in common,
non-parental oversight. Someone other than the parent is determining what will
be covered, when it will be covered, and what is acceptable work. The grave
possibility is that as homeschooling becomes linked to notions of outside
oversight, those in the public education sphere (think the National Education
Association), will use such programs to push for oversight of all
Liberty position paper on government subsidies for home education
Wired News, 15 Mar 04:
Sketchy Grades for Cyber Schools
"It's a complete disaster," said Tom Mooney,
president of the Ohio Federation of Teachers, when asked about the performance
of Ohio's cyber charter schools. "There should be consequences," he added.
Mooney likes the idea of cyber schools, but is uncomfortable with for-profit
companies running public charter schools, as is the case the OHDELA, run by
White Hat Management, and ECOT, run by Altair Learning Management.
WASHINGTON: 13 Mar 04,
Homeschooling put at risk
"Alternative schools do have their benefits --
they provide camaraderie, free enrichment classes, sometimes-necessary
instruction if a parent of a home-schooler is weak in a particular area, and
encouragement and guidance when parents are struggling. However, a big concern
is that the more home-school students enroll in alternative schooling
programs, the more "dependence" the home-school movement is falsely showing on
the public school system. In time, many of us fear the home-schooling movement
will be weakened and our independence blurred. Hence, legislators may make
stricter laws regulating home-schooling."
Funding for Private Schools in England and the Netherlands: Can the
Piper Call the Tune?
This paper concerns schools in Europe but there is a concern on the part of
some American homeschoolers that there will be a similar bleeding-over of
regulations binding public-school-at-home programs in the US into
Abstract: This increase in state regulation and control is such that there
are now some religious schools in both countries which do not seek state
funding but refer (sic) to remain dependent upon fees. The benefits of
state funding are seen as being outweighed by the decrease in autonomy that
the schools would undergo. A final twist, however, is that private schools not
in receipt of state funding have also experienced increased state regulation
at both the country and European levels. Furthermore, all schools have also
been influenced by the growing public rhetoric of 'standards' and 'league
which has brought with it a growing pressure to conform to a narrow version of
schooling. Diversity is being replaced by conformity.
page 38, "However, it has also been shown that, in Europe at least, the
state has instituted increased regulation and control of all schools - whether
or not they receive state funding. Fully private schools are not immune from
control over what they do. Some aspects of European law may now even override
national law on some education-related issues in the same way that Federal law
challenges State law in the USA."
- Alliance for the Separation of School and
Cyberschools - the rest of the story (from a Catholic viewpoint)
"The Catholic Church teaches that parents bear primary responsibility for
their children's education. This makes the government schools' "Parents as
Partners" mantra a demotion in parental status. . . . But
students who participate in cyberschooling, in which they are supplied
money, materials and/or curriculum by the government agency administering
the cyberschool (in Washington state, usually the local school district),
are classified under state law as public school students, not as
homeschoolers. They are public school students doing public school work at
home, and their activities are covered by the laws relating to public
schools, not to home schools."
- 1 Mar 04 ALASKA
Correspondence schools warned
State: Stop reimbursing parents for questionable expenses or face an audit.
28 Dec 03
Parents find numerous advantages to homeschooling, the confusion of
homeschooling with public-school-at-home continues.
"Like other parents and students who have chosen the Palm Springs
district’s 5-year-old home-schooling option, the Howards are working closely
with teachers on various facets of Robin’s schooling, from curriculum to field
trips to writing labs."
Then there is the tie to NCLB which does not apply to homeschoolers although
it does apply to children who are publicly schooled at home, "Along with
district mandates, the federal No Child Left Behind law requires schools to
test 95 percent of students in different groups, including special-education
students, which includes home-schooled kids."
Illinois: 8 Feb 04
School eye for the homeschool guy:
Ryan crosses traditional GOP lines
"It was soon after Ryan began teaching that he joined the board of K12 Inc., a
private, for-profit education company in Virginia founded by William Bennett,
secretary of education in the Reagan administration. Founded to provide
curricula for home-schooled children, K12 has branched out to work with
taxpayer-funded charter schools in several states."
16 Oct 03: from the
IL: Am I to assume that you are comfortable with homeschoolers educating
their children without any federal requirements?
RYAN: I’m not only comfortable, I’ve put a lot of money into a curriculum that
all they do is provide curriculum for home schoolers. I’m not just saying the
words of support, I have put a lot of effort in developing a curriculum that
home schoolers can use to make their lives easier.
IL: Most home schoolers would like to have lower taxes, not necessarily
government funds to pay for their home schooling. . .
RYAN: Well, if they don’t want the curriculum, they can use other options,
which is the glory of choice at the parental level. . .
IL: You’re on the board of (former U.S. Secretary of Education) Bill Bennett’s
program “K-12.com,” right?
RYAN: Right. Parents can reject the curriculum if they don’t want it, that’s
okay. But that’s another choice for parents to make.
Ohio: 19 Feb 2004 ToledoBlade.com,
Leaders plan push for digital academy Continued efforts in Ohio to
sell e-schooling to homeschoolers. 2003 accounts of the e-school
push in Ohio can be read about in
(Again!) (pdf file)
Washington: 20 Feb 04
New tools to learn Home-school help, a continued blurring of the lines
between homeschooling and public schooling. Do private school students
skip back and forth between schools and receive stipends for piano lessons?
"Each student usually gets a stipend of several hundred dollars year to use
for school supplies or activities such as piano lessons. The money comes from
what the state gives the school district, about $4,000 per student. State law
specifies that the district has to put at least 70 percent of the money
directly into home-school programs."
Arkansas Times: originally
billed on the front page as,
School or Scam?
13 Feb 04: Home is where the school is --
But should the public pay for it? And how much is too much?
"Arkansas legislators last week challenged that amount, as well as the notion
of using state money to pay for homeschooling - a phrase that's close to
fighting words for the families in the Virtual School, despite its apparent
"Supporters of the Virtual School insist that there is a difference between
"public schooling in the home" and homeschooling: namely, that homeschoolers
choose any curriculum they want and aren't accountable to the state for what
their children learn."
New buzzword from Connecticut:
Utah House Rebukes Bush With Its Vote on School Law
States are figuring out that if you take money from other people you are
accountable to them. Something to keep in mind concerning public-schooling-at-home.
Confusion between homeschooling
Schools' spending criticized
Panel pulls plug on home schooling program
Further Denigration of Public Education--Funding Homeschooling
DODDS-Pacific helping parents with home schooling
It seems almost Grinchish to take issue with
such a popular program but the roots of
IDEA International are
planted in the IDEA program out of the
school district. The program provided by IDEA International is a
correspondence program funded through the
DoD (see page 7). Public money = public education, not
homeschooling. All this isn't to say that families don't find the
program useful or a good fit, the popularity of the program shows that these
statements wouldn't be true. Families do what they have to do for
their children and that is fine. But it is public-school-at-home, not
for very young
for little children
for older children
Buyer Be Aware
Driving in the car (during
field trips; PCSing; vacations)
of homeschooling and military terms
Hobby Horse Stable:
Search This Site
I tried using an 'on-this-site' search gizmo, but I didn't find it satisfactory and
I deleted it. Despite this, the site can be searched using
Google. Just put in
what you want to look for, and add "kc.rr.com" to the search terms.
Update List-site Files
(use this to find information on linked pages that have been taken off the
We Stand For Homeschooling