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Home-schooling families say cooperative benefits students

April 10, 2014

NEW ULM — For many parents quality education is a top priority. Every year thousands of parents nationwide choose to educate their children through home schoolin....

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Apr-12-14 2:40 PM

If you will take the time to review Minnesota Statues 120A.24 Reporting, you will have a lot of your questions answered. The most frequently used test is the Peabody Individual Achievement Test but there are others that can be used. Any homeschooling must be reported to and cleared with the local school district superintendent each year. Thought you might like to know more about the subject.

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Apr-12-14 11:23 AM

I want my kids to get a good well-rounded education. I want them to be molded by many great minds, not just their parents' minds.

Like outsider said, the state needs to be requiring achievement tests. They also need to be requiring a set amount of hours for instruction, a set curriculum, and qualifications for the parent that is doing the teaching.

While I'm sure there are man cases of good home schooling by highly competent parents, there are all too many instances where this isn't the case.

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Apr-12-14 9:34 AM

Why anyone would want to home school their kids when we have such great school systems in this town is beyond me.

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Apr-10-14 7:08 PM

Accountability? To whom are home-schoolers accountable? The answer is no one. They are not required to take any state achievement tests. It's about time the Department of Education step up and at least require home schoolers to prove that their kids are achieving at grade level. What do they offer as proof that their kids are learning and will be ready for the real world? Socializing with only other home schoolers does not prepare them for real life social situations and the world of work.

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