Growth of the Pod

Homeschoolers are a bête noire for teachers’ unions. When children learn at home, it translates to less control, money, and power for the public education complex. The National Education Association periodically adopts resolutions stipulating that homeschooling families “cannot provide the student with a comprehensive education experience.” The union also insists on instruction “ by persons who are licensed by the appropriate state education licensure agency ” and a curriculum “approved by the state department of education.” In California, the union got its wish in March 2008, when an appeals court ruled that parents who teach children at home must be credentialed by the state .

Source: Growth of the Pod