Homeschooling in Texas may be entirely legal, but apparently that doesn’t stop government bureaucrats from punishing innocent families for it. This is precisely what happened to THSC member and homeschool mom, Kristen.
Driven by focus on the Turpin abuse case in California, Maryland and Kentucky have joined the list of states (including Hawaii, California, New Hampshire and Ohio) where legislation has been filed to restrict the right of families who choose to homeschool their children. Such legislation is also being discussed in other states.
Home schooling is the fastest growing form of education in the country, and the movement is now more diverse and more successful than ever, according to a recent infographic.
Last fall, the website Top Masters in Education published a detailed infographic, titled Home Schooled: How American Homeschoolers Measure Up, that provides a visual synopsis of the home schooling movement. Top Masters in Education reviews different schooling programs and publishes articles on the current state of the education field.
The infographic begins with a history of home schooling, pointing out that most children in the United States were educated at home until public primary schools became popular (and, in many states, mandatory) in the late 1800s. As recently as 1980, home schooling was only legal in 20 states, but that changed in 1993 when home schooling became legal nationwide.
Home school group leaders work hard . . . sometimes late into the night! Often, when I’m working late into the evening, updating a lesson plan or preparing something for my home school group, I wonder about all of the other dedicated Texas home school group leaders who could be, at that very minute, working tirelessly to make their own personal home school great, and still running a much-needed group to serve home school families in their area! Those are the times that I know you might need to access resources--day and night. In the past you had to wait for some information because almost everyone else was still asleep!