The Task Force on Home-school
Co-operation and Parent Education convened its first meeting today (December 1) to discuss its terms of reference and work plan.
While the speech is mainly for parents who home-school
their children, I was thinking also of a growing number of Filipino parents who are becoming much more involved with their kids' education instead of leaving everything to the school.
The New York Times yesterday ran a front-page story about the loosening of home-school
regulations in the state of Pennsylvania, the result of years of advocacy by families and organizations asserting the fundamental rights of parents to teach their own children.
The Homeschool Legal Defense Association, a Christian home-school
advocacy group, championed the family's cause in court.
The project focuses on parents' involvement and home-school
collaboration in Sweden and China and has an ambition to entail a set of empirical objectives: (1) to map and compare the systems, policies, curricula, and resources dealing with home-school
collaboration in Sweden and China at the national level; (2) to identify and analyze the similarities and differences in the definitions, foci, models, practices, and perspectives on home-school
collaboration in the two countries at the local level; and (3) to identify and seek out good examples and models from both countries for communication and interaction among teachers, parents, and students.
This manuscript addresses the relative congruence that a (self-selected) sample of families which home-school
their children from one area of the country shares with the larger national sample of families which also home-schools
advocates have championed a two-pronged defense to fight these custody cases.
But the cross-party group of MPs said yesterday that parents who choose to home-school
their child should not be forced to register with their local council, which had been suggested.
advocates, however, do not have "animus toward government" but philosophically and politically oppose government control, based on what the classical liberal theorist Frederic Bastiat called "legal plunder," over the teaching, training, and indoctrination of children in a "free" nation.
According to parents and families who run such schools, the 33rd home-school
started this month.
While most parents are busy buying the latest back-to-school must-haves and frantically packing fruit snacks into new lunchboxes before the school bus arrives, parents who home-school
begin theft day without such stresses.
About 15 pro-family and home-school
advocacy organizations participated in the effort to get the court to reverse itself.