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OPINION
April 7, 2008
Re "Defending home-style ABCs," April 3 In articles about the latest ruling affecting home schooling, I have not seen anything mentioning what a parent would have to do to obtain a credential. I home schooled my daughter for more than two years. It was a wonderful experience, and I enjoyed it so much that I decided I might enjoy earning some extra money as a substitute teacher. I don't believe I had to do anything more than take the California Basic Educational Skills Test and get fingerprinted.
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SPORTS
January 26, 2014 | Eric Sondheimer
Mentioned in a profile on the Chatsworth Sierra Canyon basketball team this month was a note that the star freshman player, 6-foot-8 Cody Riley, is 16 years old. That provoked outrage from several readers. "I find it laughable and unfortunately acceptable that we praise kids as freshmen when they are 16-, 17-year-old kids who have been held back," one reader wrote. Another reader said his son is a "true" freshman, having turned 14 in September, and that "it is high time that CIF imposed a role requiring that no seniors can be over 18 on Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 1999 | MATTHEW EBNET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Time and again, parents who home-school their children have heard they are not equipped to teach in a world of chemistry and physics and calculus. But the killings at a Colorado high school have given them a rejoinder, a terrible illustration that teaching children in living rooms instead of classrooms is the right thing to do.
NEWS
February 8, 1987
We would like to comment on David Haldane's article, "God's Classroom," (Southeast/Long Beach sections, Jan. 29). We have been home-teaching our two boys, 13 and 14, for the last four years and are growing increasingly impressed and involved with the home-schooling movement. While Haldane made an effort to be objective, we felt a mood of rejection which we think is hurtful to your readers' understanding of this movement. Haldane quoted Royer as saying home schoolers are violating the law. Actually, the fact is that courts are ruling, as attorney Michael Smith said in your article, that "home education is a right guaranteed by the Constitution."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 2000 | ELAINE GALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Parents from all over the country hunched over notebooks Saturday and absorbed advice during the 17th annual Christian Home Educators Convention, which ends today at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. Parents examined new teaching materials at the many vendor booths and traded tips about curriculum. Students attended the conference to befriend other home-schooled kids and to trade stories about their parents and their education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 2008 | Gale Holland, Times Staff Writer
Advocates urged a state appellate court Monday to overturn a decision that severely restricted the ability of California parents to educate their children at home, saying family-based schooling works for hundreds of thousands of children. "You cannot deny parents the right to do good for their kids," said Michael P. Farris, representing the Home School Legal Defense Assn. in Virginia. "Anything that causes children to suitably learn, that should be encouraged." A Feb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1998 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's burgeoning home schoolers are by definition a tough bunch to help with their children's educational needs. They are scattered all over the county, eschew formal classrooms, reject one-size-fits-all structures, have diverse values and often teach by doing as much as by talking. "In home schooling, what you want to do is unleash the resources around you," said Steve Stafford, 46, a San Juan Capistrano certified public accountant who home-schools his 17-year-old son.
HEALTH
September 7, 2009 | By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
They have the thinnest skin, the shortest fuses and take the hardest knocks. In psychiatrists' offices, they have long been viewed as among the most challenging patients to treat. They are the kind of people who drive a friend away for interfering and subsequently berate that friend for abandonment. But almost 20 years after the designation of borderline personality disorder as a recognized mental health condition, some understanding and hope have surfaced for people with the condition and their families.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2000 | KIMI YOSHINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you're home-schooling your children in the Capistrano Unified School District area, there's an upscale Orange County mall that wants to be your friend. Giving new meaning to the phrase "one-stop shopping," patrons of the Shops at Mission Viejo will soon be able to outfit themselves at a mega-chain clothing store, grab a gourmet snack, and attend a math workshop, all in one trip.
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