Springfield: Homeschoolers Oppose Registration

image from farm3.static.flickr.comHomeschooling registration -- do you care about it? Should you? Home school registration bill draws crowd SPJ:  Families from all over Illinois mobbed the Capitol Tuesday morning to protest a bill that would require parents who home-school their children to register with the state... For high impact lobbying, study home-schoolers (PDF) SSNS:  On short notice Tuesday, they filled the Senate's largest hearing room, overflowing to the adjoining corridor and spreading throughout the Capitol. An estimated 4,000 home-school parents and advocates were on a lobbying mission. Image via.

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  • ps i heard folks saying last week that the reform bill is coming back -- maybe without the ban on strikes -- and that it might well go through the second time. anyone else hearing the same?

  • No, but I find it funny that no one is commenting on this. Hmmm, the way I see it, people want teachers to be regulated to death, but they don't want the same thing for homeschools? WTF? Also, there is a comment that homeschooled children do much better. Well, duh. There are far fewer children sitting in the classroom and they can receive individualized attention.

    Homeschools should be just as accountable as I am.

  • In reply to judgejury81:

    "Homeschools should be just as accountable as I am."

    Why? The home-schoolers are not receiving any tax dollars. And they still have to PAY taxes to support the public schools that they are not using.

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