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by Jason Gaston

November 15, 2003

An estimated 10,000 to 15,000 families homeschool in Alabama. That number climbs higher each year.

It's one of the fastest growing forms of education in the Heart of the Valley. But what really appeals to families when it comes to homeschooling- Is public education really that bad- WAFF 48 News Education Reporter Jason Gaston set out to separate myth from reality.<br><br>You may be surprised to learn Alabama has no law governing homeschools. It's up to each family to be honest and make sure their kids pass the test.

November 18, 2003

Home School Group Warns of Growing Trend to Try to Link Homeschooling to Abuse

Carla Katz, the president of the Communications Workers of America, a union representing social workers in New Jersey, testified at the hearing. In her remarks, Katz stated the following: "Home schooling creates gaps. Nearly 20% of all abuse cases are reported by schools. When children are outside the school system, extra protections are critical. There are no home schooling regulations that would require homeschooled children to see anyone from the public education system. There is no cross-referencing with the Department of Education to look for children who are in the 'system' but have not been seen by anyone."

The Christian Science Monitor

by April Austin

March 23, 2004

Conservative causes permeate the curricula of some homeschoolers. Is it education or indoctrination?

At age 7, Jared Gamble's parents took him to a rally to protest the expansion of a greyhound racetrack in Lincoln, R.I., into a gambling casino 10 minutes from their home. But the Gambles' participation in the protest that day wasn't just about their moral and civic opposition to the casino. As a homeschool family, they also considered the rally an academic field trip designed to teach their son about democracy in action.

The Christian Science Monitor

by Patrik Jonsson

April 29, 2004

More and more, African-American families redefine 'homeroom'.

There are 200-odd houses in Durham's Eno Trace, but the Smiths' home, at 13 Warbler Lane, is a bit unusual. The first clue: a wooden school desk in the middle of the den. While other kids stream to bus stops on Monday morning, the two oldest Smith girls - Courtney and Erika - head out to babysit: lessons in physics and American history often wait until nightfall.

Cross Walk

by Jim Brown and Jenni Parker

May 1, 2004

A Christian family has sued a Pennsylvania school district, claiming the state's home education law violates their religious convictions.

Pennsylvania's home-schooling regulations are rigorous, requiring meticulous record-keeping and submission of notarized paperwork on the home schoolers' intended curriculum, a criminal background stipulation, each child's medical information, ongoing progress logs, and the end-of-year progress reports, which must be signed by a third party.

The Christian Science Monitor

by Amanda Paulson

May 4, 2004

At first glance, the Magnor family look like typical home schoolers. The five younger kids in the family head to the basement or the computer by the kitchen once breakfast is over. Patrick struggles through an earth science lesson as Annie reads "A Wrinkl

Technically, however, the four children are enrolled in the Northern Ozaukee School District. They're taught by certified teachers and the district gets state funds to support their education.

The Christian Science Monitor

by Danna Harman

May 18, 2004

Outside Fairhaven School, half a dozen teenagers are whacking one another over the heads with plastic swords. An interactive antiterrorism computer game is raging in the video room, card games are being played in the lounge. And, in the silent room, two t

The three R's are of no interest to anyone here. Fairhaven, modeled after a system called the Sudbury Valley School, is a school, yes. But not as you might know it.

The Oregonian

by Tom Quinn

July 22, 2004

A North Clackamas program shifts gears as education officials question whether cyberschools qualify for state money

The race to open Oregon's first online charter school hit a stumbling block recently when the state Department of Education questioned whether such schools are allowed under law. Drakulich estimates the Web Academy would pay for itself because its students not currently on public school rolls would pull in additional state money.

The Daily Sentinal Star (MS)

by Danza Johnson

July 27, 2004

Parents who home school their children are required to submit a certificate of enrollment and a curriculum to Harbin by September 15.

According to Harbin the parent or guardian can be fined up to $1,000 and/or a year in jail if they are found guilty. In some extreme cases some have even been sent to prison said Harbin. Mississippi Law

The State (SC)

by Gina Smith

July 29, 2004

During the 1998-99 school year, nearly 6,000 S.C. students were home-schooled. It jumped to about 12,600 in 2003-04, according to Carper.

About 13 million U.S. children attend schools other than their assigned public schools - a 45 percent increase since 1993, according to U.S. Department of Education data. Most of that growth is attributed to students attending public schools other than their assigned one.