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OKmom
10-04-2005, 04:32 PM
Although this pertains to homeschooling in Puero Rico, I think we can all read this and *cringe* at the thought of having to be subjected to this type of homeschooling overview:

http://www.home-school.com/news/pr.html


ACTION REQUESTED (by all friends of homeschooling):
Pray that God will preserve home education by the defeat of PC 1954. Pray for unity among homeschooling leaders and support groups as they work together to oppose this bill.

heatherh610
10-04-2005, 04:44 PM
Hmmm...it is bad, although it does not look like much more than the current PA law. :?

Syele
10-11-2005, 02:30 AM
Well, First of all i wouldn't move to PA just because of that but...

"Parents will have to maintain a register containing evidence of materials used with educational purposes, writing samples, worksheets, exam grades, uniforms, students' jobs, vaccination record, and a register of days and hours of study."

ummm did I read that right UNIFORMS?? Surely they mean something else? What on earth would homeschool kids need to wear uniforms for? Every argument I've ever heard for uniforms that made any sense had to do with social diffrences among students or gang related issues.

And Student's jobs? public schools don't regulate a students job so why should HS students?

other than those two i can see the rational (but not agree with it) for the laws.


I will be praying.

heatherh610
10-11-2005, 03:49 AM
I guess I read into the student job thing to mean like a work study job...I know here in PA you can get high school credit for working some jobs depending on your circumstances and with the approval of the superintendent...and as for uniforms, I just don't know lol
And BTW, I am certainly praying for them and us here in the states that our rights be preserved...or reclaimed so it seems in some cases...

Jackie
10-11-2005, 05:45 AM
Yes, the government does regulate jobs for students, to a certain degree. When my DSS wanted to work at the local McD's, he still had to get a work permit through the local PUBLIC school. He couldn't get one through the Christian school he was attending. There's all kinds of rules about the hours a juvenile can work, etc. They were originally in place to protect the young person from being exploited. And everyone knows that HS'ers are really abusers. They'd make their children work long, hard hours just to get all their money from them, without ANY educational benefit. :roll:

Syele
10-11-2005, 11:22 AM
hmm there are work permits here if a kid is under 16 and there are laws about how many hours kids can work but it's not regulated through the public school here, it's all done at the department of labor. I wouldn't think the public schools were equipped to handle that sort of job when they are having trouble doing the job they are set up to do... educating the kids!

heatherh610
10-11-2005, 11:28 AM
You have to go through the ps here too...and it applies until they are 18 or have graduated from high school...

On a side note...silly me, I didn't even think to put my kids to work...I really need to get with the homeschooling program! :wink: It is the sad truth that people would thing that would be the case...