CredentialedTeacher wrote:I have called around to different homeschooling organizations. Each one is adamant that they are exempt from the law (for various and sundry reasons); however, from reading the analysis here in this forum, it appears that they shouldn't be too sure.
I don't believe that we yet know the final outcome, a process that may yet go through several permutations before the dust settles.
In the meantime, parents don't need to be fearful. They can easily elicit the involvement of credentialed teachers. There are many who are being laid off due to budget cuts and are available to provide the needed legitimacy for any homeschooling family.
Not only do homeschooling parents not need to be fearful, they don't need the services of credentialed teachers. I'm sure unemployed credentialed teachers would love the income they'd get from homeschoolers, but (1) most legal experts do not believe it is necessary, regardless of any opinions posted here, (2) most homeschoolers cannot afford to pay a tutor, and (3) they want to teach their own children at home, with their own methods and materials, rather than bringing in an outsider who cannot help but teach just like school.