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Welcome to the inaugural issue of Homeschool Monthly. I want to thank you for keeping up-to-date on developments that could affect your efforts and right to homeschool. I enjoyed meeting each of you at recent homeschool conventions and learning why you choose to homeschool your children.
The infographic at right shows why homeschooling is so important. When homeschool students attend college, 66.7 percent of them graduate, a graduation rate 9.2 percentage points higher than the graduation rate for other students who attend college. Homeschool students outperform other students academically, with higher GPAs throughout their college tenure.
IN THIS ISSUE:
Six homeschooling families in Massachusetts say they are being subjected to unnecessary inquiries by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (MDCF) for alleged educational neglect.
West Virginia has passed into law a bill easing homeschooling parents’ paperwork burden, reforming the way the state’s “notice of intent” process works.
As home schooling grows rapidly, resourceful parents are forming co-ops to share their knowledge and lend each other moral support.
Common Core News
- LOUISIANA: State lawmakers and the governor are signaling agreement with modifying a fifth of Common Core. Critics say it’s merely a rebrand.
- MISSOURI: Adopts new standards to replace Common Core.
- NEW JERSEY: Adopts new state standards to replace Common Core. Eighty-four percent of the new standards are based on Common Core.
- NORTH DAKOTA: Starts process to replace Common Core.
- OKLAHOMA: Adopts new state standards maintaining many aspects of Common Core.
- TENNESSEE: The state has phased out Common Core by modifying it slightly.
- QUALITY: Common Core doesn’t match what college instructors, teachers, and employers think young people need to know, finds a new report from ACT, which helped write Common Core. In fact, college instructors now say students are less prepared than ever.
- MATH: Common Core supporters admit it’s deceptive to claim Common Core is “not a curriculum.”
- TESTS: Get Ready To Ditch The SAT And ACT.
- TESTS: Alternative College Admission Test Not Aligned with Common Core Enters Testing Stage.
- Do All Students Need to Master High-Level Math?
- Reading Is Not ‘Getting Meaning from Print’
- We Can’t Trust the Feds, Says Lamar Alexander
- Lennie Jarratt: Common Core and Homeschooling
- Bruno Behrend: Homeschooling Blazing the Trail for Education Choice
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