How Should We Regulate Homeschooling?

How Should We Regulate Homeschooling?

12:34pm Jan 02, 2020
A school bus is seen during a safety event for children at Trailside Middle School, in Ashburn, Virginia.
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People choose to homeschool their children for a variety of reasons. Maybe they want their child to focus on a certain part of the curriculum. Maybe their child has special needs. Maybe their child has a hard time learning in a classroom environment.

But whatever the reason, there are still guidelines for how a child can be homeschooled.

But who gets to decide what those regulations are? And how are they enforced?

This is the first in a series of shows pitched and selected by you, our listeners. We’ll be spotlighting them all through January.

Produced by Avery J.C. Kleinman


Jerusha Lofland, 1A listener; @ICT_Pinup

Brian Ray, President, National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI); @nheri2010

Samantha Field, Policy advocate, Coalition for Responsible Home Education; @samanthapfield

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