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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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NATIONAL
May 22, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A 14-year-old who is taught at home by his mother beat 54 other students to win the title of U.S. National Geographic Bee champion and a prize worth $25,000 in Washington, D.C. After blitzing through a series of stumpers such as questions about volcanic formations in Tanzania, James Williams from Washington state correctly answered a tie-breaker about which country possessed the Indian state of Goa until 1961. Henever wavered when he wrote, "Portugal."
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
December 14, 2001 | LIBBY COPELAND, WASHINGTON POST
For some, this is their first time at a school bigger than their kitchen tables. They've made intensely private journeys, these 152 home-schoolers, to a fledgling college with four classrooms in the soybean fields of Loudoun County, Va. They are the believers, the religious flank of the movement, and here--at the nation's first college for home-schoolers--they find a godly purpose. Though they are teenagers suddenly on their own, they do not rebel.
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."
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
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.
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
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.
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