N.J. has little oversight of home-schooled pupils
New Jersey is one of a handful of states with virtually no oversight of home-schooled children.
New York and Pennsylvania are among those states with the most stringent statutes regulating home-schooling, according to the National Home Education Network, a home-schooling advocacy group.
In New York, parents must file a notice of intent to home instruct, a home instruction plan and four quarterly reports during the school year.
Parents also must submit results of an annual assessment on each child, standardized tests in some grades and narrative reports in others.
Documents are filed with local school districts.
In Pennsylvania, parents must submit a notarized affidavit of their intent to home school, medical forms and a list of learning objectives. Read more…