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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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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."
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 8, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Drew Chaffee, an 18-year-old from San Juan Capistrano, typifies the new face of home-schooling. The Eagle Scout has conventional interests: He rows on a local crew and plays guitar. He has conventional parents, too. David Chaffee, his dad, is an Orange County Superior Court judge. His mom, Delaine Chaffee, is a former teacher who quit to raise her kids.
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.
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