Category: Political

Can homeschoolers everywhere take classes at the local school?

Email of the Day: Can homeschoolers everywhere take classes at the local school, or is that just a WA thing? Answer: WA is one of a small handful of states that guarantees part time attendance and/or ancillary services to homeschoolers and private schoolers at the same level they would get as full time students in

Every Child Achieves Act of 2015

Email of the Day: The President just signed the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 into Law. How does this affect homeschoolers in WA? Answer: The bulk of what the new law does is return education power to the states that was taken with NCLB. Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 This bill reauthorizes and

You can homeschool. You can do it now.

For a long time, I couldn’t figure out why so many people come to us in the late spring, wanting to homeschool. I’m pretty sure there’s a direct correlation with this: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201408/the-danger-back-school?bypetergray Here’s what I want you to know, when someone you know starts asking about starting to homeschool in the spring: They’re looking for

How many homeschoolers in WA State?

Email of the Day: I’ve been looking for data on how many homeschoolers there are in Washington State. This should be fairly easy to calculate, but I am not able to find a reliable number on the internet. How many DOIs get filed every year? How have the numbers changed over time? Answer: You’d think

NEA Resolution Against Homeschooling

Email of the Day: How does the NEA’s 2014-15 resolution on homeschooling affect the future of homeschooling? Answer: The current NEA resolution on homeschooling is the same as it’s been since 2006 — a slightly less acerbic version of the original resolution against homeschooling in 1988 (which called for homeschooling to be illegal). What I