Monday, September 24, 2007

Petition against NEA's Resolution

Hey everyone.
Here's something for you -
The National Education Association put out their Resolutions for the 2007-2008 year.
While some of it reads "according to state requirements" which I haven't a bone to pick with necessarily, living in a rather hs friendly state, I do have a problem with the opening statement, and "curricula approved by the state" (shudder) therefore I shall be signing the petition as soon as I can get my (thoughtful but short) response written.

Here is verbatim what the NEA has written, which can be found on their pdf file, here.

B-75. Home Schooling (their pp 36, pp 45 of the pdf file)
The National Education Association believes that homeschooling programs based on parental choice cannot provide the student with a comprehensive education experience. When home schooling occurs, students enrolled must meet all state curricular requirements, including the taking and passing of assessments to assure adequate academic progress. Home schooling should be limited to the children of the immediate persons who are licensed by the appropriate state education licensure agency, and a curriculum approved by the state department of education should be used.
The Association also believes that home-schooled students should not participate in any extracurricular activities in the public schools.
The Association further believes that local public school systems should have the authority to determine grade placement and/or credits earned toward graduation for students entering or re-entering the public school setting from a home school setting. (1988, 2006)

You can sign the petition, written by the FL Homeschoolers, here.

Thanks to Moxy for posting about this.


  1. Aw heck, grrl, and I was having a nice peaceful hackle-free morning, and you had to go and wake up my activist self. :)

    I'm on it.

  2. Of course the NEA thinks we should follow guideleines and curriculum and be licensed and blah, blah, blah. They are, after all, a union of teachers. Teachers who actually pool their funds for legal defense and funny enough end up paying the legal fees for teachers accused of crimes. Hmmm- I responded. Got my hack up a bit might I add. Makes me really grumpy when people think they can own these kids and what they should do with their lives. I do not even have that right. Oh and Hi hope you are having a good day! :)

  3. Thank you for this info!!! I passed it on to every group I am a part of and posted it on my blog.


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