Home-schooling parents face questions over methods

California’s outgoing education chief is attempting to crack down on parents who home school their children on their own by exploiting a loophole in the state’s education code.

Under California law, students who do not attend public schools can only be educated three ways: by enrolling in a private school, learning at home from parents guided by a credentialed teacher, or being taught by a credentialed tutor.

Many home-schooling families, however, have found a way around those requirements. Knowing that private schools do not require their teachers to be credentialed, some parents have declared their homes to be private schools. Read more…

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