View Poll Results: Which of the following should be legally bared from homeschooling their kids?

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    173 60.07%
  • Convicted Sex Offenders.

    150 52.08%
  • Parents that lack a high school diploma or GED.

    240 83.33%
  • Other - Explain.

    132 45.83%
  • There should be no restricts at all on which parents can home school.

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    Which requirements should be placed upon parents that choose to home school?

    I routinely listen to podcasts while I am on a run and yesterday listened to one on the deregulation of homeschooling. First off, this thread is not about whether parents should be able to home school or not. Homeschooling is largely a First Amendment issue, so if you want to debate that, then start a thread on it. Instead this is a question of whether there should be any minimal restrictions on who can home school. For example, in the majority of states there are no restrictions preventing any of the following from homeschooling their kids:

    Convicted Sex Offenders
    Convicted Child Abusers
    Parents that lack a high school diploma.

    So the question is, do you think there should be any such restrictions on parents that choose to home school? The NPR podcast is here if you are interested: The deregulation of homeschooling? | Radio Times | WHYY
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    Re: Which requirements should be placed upon parents that choose to home school?

    I'd require that they take a standardized test every few years, just to make sure that they were on a comparable level to the rest of their peer group.

    Failing that, the parent could simply provide a lesson plan.

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    Re: Which requirements should be placed upon parents that choose to home school?

    i have known some people who home school their kids and I wonder if they could even teach a dog to fetch a stick....and iv known some that did a much better job than the school system could but i attribute that to the fact that the parents were well educated themselves

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    Re: Which requirements should be placed upon parents that choose to home school?

    Talking about sex offenders and child abusers home schooling it a red herring and nothing else. If someone is a sex offender or child abuser such as should not be home schooling, then the child shouldn't be in the home anyway.

    Such questions would be no different that asking if anyone should be able to vote because currently there is no law against terrorists who want to destroy the United States who are Americans from voting.

    Home schooling means just that, in the home. Particularly since most school boards and states have openly declared that as a matter of law children in school can not be protected and those government entities assure all would-be psychotic killers and terrorists that by law no one in a school can stop them from killing as many children as they want to, government abandoned it's right to require any parent to send their child to the free-killing zone of their children.

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    Re: Which requirements should be placed upon parents that choose to home school?

    In my opinion child abusers and sex offenders should be bared from homeschooling because of the risk it poses for their kids. If a kid is being abused and they attend a public or private school, then that child has the opportunity to tell others about their abuse, or a teacher or friend may see the obvious signs of abuse. However, if a child is home schooled and their parent is a sex offender, that child could be the victim of abuse and the parent could be using the fact that they are home schooled as a way of preventing them from having any contact with others.

    The vast majority of parents that home school of course are not abuses or sex offenders and thus such a legal restriction would have no impact on them at all.
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    Re: Which requirements should be placed upon parents that choose to home school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    I'd require that they take a standardized test every few years, just to make sure that they were on a comparable level to the rest of their peer group.

    Failing that, the parent could simply provide a lesson plan.
    Hmm... When public schools "fail" they get more tax money to fix the problem.
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    Re: Which requirements should be placed upon parents that choose to home school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    I'd require that they take a standardized test every few years, just to make sure that they were on a comparable level to the rest of their peer group.

    Failing that, the parent could simply provide a lesson plan.
    I'd agree, if I agreed with standardizing people and that all children are all clones of each other.

    Simply put, I vehemently oppose standardized testing. They reduce everyone to the lowest denominator and penalize uniqueness, while rewarding being generic - minimally acceptable at everything but specialized in nothing.

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    Re: Which requirements should be placed upon parents that choose to home school?

    In my area, there's no such thing as home schooling.

    Your child either attends school, or they'll drag you into court and ask you why.

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Hmm... When public schools "fail" they get more tax money to fix the problem.
    Government always throws money at problems. Hardly anything is ever resolved.

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    Re: Which requirements should be placed upon parents that choose to home school?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    In my opinion child abusers and sex offenders should be bared from homeschooling because of the risk it poses for their kids. If a kid is being abused and they attend a public or private school, then that child has the opportunity to tell others about their abuse, or a teacher or friend may see the obvious signs of abuse. However, if a child is home schooled and their parent is a sex offender, that child could be the victim of abuse and the parent could be using the fact that they are home schooled as a way of preventing them from having any contact with others.

    The vast majority of parents that home school of course are not abuses or sex offenders and thus such a legal restriction would have no impact on them at all.
    Sooo... in your opinion it's fine for child abusers and sex offenders to have children in their home. Rather, they just shouldn't be allowed to educate the children.

    I oppose genocidal zombies and homicidal psychotics from being allowed to be teachers. Yet there is no restriction on this. OMG!

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    Re: Which requirements should be placed upon parents that choose to home school?

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    In my area, there's no such thing as home schooling.

    Your child either attends school, or they'll drag you into court and ask you why.
    There's a lot of Nazism in Wisconsin, which they define as being enlightened progressives. Wisconsin is a government control freak state.

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