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The Government’s Problem with DIY Education California is throwing around all types of - let’s say interesting - legislation lately. After recently prohibiting smoking in a car while a minor is present, they have now moved from what people can do in their car to what people can do in their homes. The problem this time is home schooling. One of California’s appellate courts recently decided that parents who implement home schooling for their children could be breaking the law. California now requires that parents file paperwork to run their own private school, enroll their children in a satellite school, or hire credentialed tutors to teach their children. California doesn’t want to slide down the slippery slope of increased regulation of
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Unformatted text preview: home schooling, but thats exactly what theyre doing. It seems as though the government wont really get involved in public education, in making the system better. But when a parent, or group of parents, takes the situation into their own hands and decides to educate their children on their own, the government feels the need to interfere. Why is this? There is a constant cry in public education for parents to be more involved in their childrens lives and education but here these parents have made the greatest investment possible in their childs education and California steps in and shuts them down....
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course EDUC 101 taught by Professor Pagano during the Spring '08 term at Colgate.

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