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Wisconsin has few regulations for homeschooled children

Despite the headline, the story itself leaves little impression that there is a problem.

Even though this is the era of No Child Left Behind and increased educational accountability, parents who teach their own children at home receive very little government scrutiny.

In Wisconsin, home-schooled children don’t have to meet state standards and benchmarks and don’t have to take standardized tests, and it goes without saying that they are not required to be taught by qualified teachers the way their public school peers are.

‘We’re accountable to ourselves and our kids,’ said Sharon Flannery, 44, of Wausau, who teaches five children at home. ‘I don’t think there are children left behind because of home schooling.’ Read more…

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