Susan holds a life-time Ryan Credential from the California Education Department, earned in 1979. She is one of the rare public school teachers whose credential NEVER has to be renewed in that state. No tests, no approvals. Nada
Our 2 oldest, Nate and Meg, also attended Christian School for a limited time. Meg returned to home education and graduated, Nate went on to graduate from public high school.
Out third child, Colin, was home educated his entire academic career, taking courses at a home school co-op and as a dual-enrollee for some public high school higher level math and science classes (and LaCrosse).
Susan taught 8 years at this co-op. I was also principal there for an academic year.
So, you might say our experience in education runs deep.
Susan and I found a clearly written article, yet obviously slanted in favor of home education by the author of the piece, Barry Peters, Esq.
In it he writes about Common Core Standards:
"They are the long sought cure for all that ails public education in Idaho. Or they are a dangerous and deceptive federal interference with local control of education. It depends on who you ask.
What are they? They're the Common Core State Standards."
"(T)he new Common Core standards that Idaho has now adopted are entirely untested. Even now, not a single state has implemented and tested them to see whether or not the academic achievement of students taught to these new standards really improves.
We and the rest of the country simply took the monetary bait offered by the U.S. Department of Education. When that proved illusory, we settled for a consolation prize in the form of a waiver of the No Child Left Behind Act requirements."
It's an interesting article from the home education community's perspective. You might take a minute and click below to read the whole article and draw you own conclusions. Read here.