Category Archives: Homeschool

#WCPSS Has ‘Student Growth’ — in Charters, Homeschools, Private Schools

Earlier in the week I highlighted a narrative about student growth in Wake County Schools.

In that earlier article, I said the following:

“These type of articles also serve another purpose, which is to attack school choice. Meanwhile, they are ignoring the multiple underlying causes of why parents are running for the exits of the public school system.

School safety is a big and increasing concern of parents as is the way the Wake Board and the NC Department of Public Instruction have ignored the parents complaints about Common Core.”

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#AmplifyChoice: 1 Mom, Multiple Choices

A few weeks ago, the Amplify Choice conference took place in Washington, D.C. with the aim of looking at the topic of Charter schools. Participants at the conference took a look at two D.C. schools and I delved into Charter schools in my home state of North Carolina.

A pervasive theme of the conference was the idea that school choice can mean a great number of things. Charter schools, private schools, virtual schools and homeschooling all were mentioned as top choices for parents.

In a nutshell, School Choice is ‘Multiple Choice’. Continue reading

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#DM7 Article: Virginia Homeschooling and Religious Affiliation

This is a reposting of my weekly column at Da Tech Guy: Virginia Homeschooling and Religious Affiliation By A.P. Dillon Last week, I highlighted an article that appeared in the NY Times that called into question the fundamental right to homeschool. The NY … Continue reading

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CCSSO President’s Homeschool Tweet Sees Backlash

In yesterday’s article, CCSSO President Questions Testing For Homeschoolers, the question was posed by Dr. Atkinson that perhaps homeschoolers and private schooled children should be taking the same tests as public school children.

Here’s the original tweet:

With choice, should homeschool & private school students have to take the same tests as public school students? If no, why not? #HLR2015

— June Atkinson (@DrJuneAtkinson) January 12, 2015

This question has led to some backlash.
Better watch it, ya’ll. You might be accused of bearing false witness.

Some replies:

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CCSSO President Questions Testing For Homeschoolers

Yesterday, I reported on the Holshouser Legislators Retreat 2015. This was an invitation only event with various NC educrats, legislators, “non-profits” and businesses discussing your child’s education future without you – again.

One tweet I left out of the previous story was from the President of the Council of Chief State School Officers. Folks in North Carolina know her as the NC State Superintendent, June Atkinson.

Dr. Atkinson tweeted this question out at the Holhouser event:

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#DM7 Article: The Fundamental Right To Homeschool

This is a reposting of my weekly column at Da Tech Guy: The Fundamental Right To Homeschool

By A.P. Dillon

The NY Times has an article out this week titled, “Home Schooling: More Pupils, Less Regulation”. The article focuses on changes in Pennsylvania, but this is an article that should give everyone pause.

The article’s main thrust is that homeschools are not regulated enough and deserve more oversight – by a government entity, of course. A loose translation of that might be ‘all your kids are belong to us’.

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