CA CRHE Newsletter #3: Independent Study

VOLUME 1: ISSUE 3 September 2018 Welcome to the newsletter for the California chapter of the Coalition for Responsible Home Education! This publication will keep you in the loop about California-specific homeschooling news, resources, and information.   Challenge of the month: Write 5 tweets/fb posts/instagrams/snaps/tinder introductions about how accountability would… Continue reading

CA CRHE Newsletter #2: Private (Home)School

VOLUME 1: ISSUE 2 August 2018 Welcome to the newsletter for the California chapter of the Coalition for Responsible Home Education! This publication will keep you in the loop about California-specific homeschooling news, resources, and information. Challenge of the month: Write 5 tweets/fb posts/instagrams/snaps/tinder introductions about why accountability is important… Continue reading

CA CRHE Newsletter #1: Charter HomeSchools?

VOLUME 1: ISSUE 1 July 2018 Welcome to the newsletter for the California chapter of the Coalition for Responsible Home Education! This publication will keep you in the loop about California-specific homeschooling news, resources, and information. Challenge of the month: Write 5 tweets/Facebook posts/instagrams/snaps/tinder introductions about why accountability is important… Continue reading

Alex H.: “I often wonder at what cost”

“The goal was lofty, but our secular home education was primarily based on a fear of negative outside influence. What my parents did not understand is that safety by isolation has many consequences long into adulthood.” While I have had both positive and negative experiences with homeschooling, I strongly believe… Continue reading

Jessica A.: “Homeschool is an abusive parent’s dream”

“I support homeschool oversight because most child abuse is committed by parents against their own children. I believe people oppose homeschool oversight because most people only worry about their own kids. They won’t admit it, but as long as their own kids aren’t at risk, even “good” homeschoolers just don’t care.” Continue reading

Bethany Brittain: “It didn’t take long for me to lose my excitement”

“Oversight of my home education would have given me someone to see the severe authoritarian parenting happening in our home. The beatings that were handed to us daily as obedience to god. Maybe an agency of oversight would have missed the abuse. But I can tell you that not having anyone really paying attention to my education cost me years of having to make it up.” Continue reading

Sierra S.: “My mom … was obviously overwhelmed”

“If there had been more oversight, my mom may have been able to get more motivated to get organized and give me and my sisters the education we needed. My sisters and I would not be in the very difficult place we are right now because of being under educated.” Continue reading

Ryan Stollar: “Not everyone had parents like I did”

“That moment made me realize that, while my parents were highly invested in us jumping through all the hoops to make sure we succeeded, not all parents are like that. Not all homeschool parents know how to educate their children — let alone educate them well. Not all homeschool parents… Continue reading

Jeremy C.: “For a long time, I did not support regulation of homeschooling”

“I still believe in John Holt’s vision of a healthy, self-actualized society of lifelong learners, but I see nothing in Teach Your Own that says the lives of abused children don’t matter, or that taking basic precautions to protect against abuse is an unreasonable hindrance to the learning process. Ultimately, I believe that I can best advocate for homeschooling by advocating for regulations that protect homeschooled children; being a supporter of homeschooling and a supporter of homeschooling regulation are, for me, the same thing.” Continue reading

Arielle G.: “I was a homeschool poster child”

“I was a homeschool poster child. When proponents tell skeptics about homeschool alums with soaring test scores, stellar credentials, and successful careers, I’m one of the examples they cite. After being home educated K—12 in California and Idaho, I pursued my passion—history—at an Ivy League college, graduating with highest honors and moving on to a Ph.D. program in the same field.” Continue reading