Yesterday The New York Times published this article about homeschool co-op’s in Connecticut.
I laughed out loud, literally when the superintendent said he wants to make sure parents are not running daycares in their homes---who ever heard of someone paying a parent to raise their own children at home (be an ‘at home’ mom)?
Also there is yet again another error about filing paperwork for homeschoolers. The law in Connecticut does not require that homeschoolers file paperwork with the town or the superintendent or the school board. It is a suggested procedure outlined in the C-14 Guidelines; it is not a part of the LAW.
The statistic for the number of homeschoolers in Connecticut is lower than reality. I don’t know anyone who files the Notice of Intent paperwork so they are all homeschooling in real life, and the state doesn’t know about them.
Otherwise it is a good article with a positive tone.
Information about the Connecticut homeschooling law can be found here.
Update 2/13/07: Judy Aron blogged about this here. She includes the full text of the article as well as more information about misquotes and mistakes about what the CT homeschooling law is. I tell you with the misquotes in the media and the time I myself have been misquoted I wonder about all the pieces I read--how accurate are they?
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