Lynn at Homeschool2.0 has a post up about a recent question and answer period the DEED (Alaska’s state education department) held concerning the proposed regulations that would affect in-district programs. The bottom line of the reasoning for the proposed regulations is the resemblance to the statewide programs and as a way to establish “equity”. That seems like shoddy reasoning to me.
And there are people who wonder why homeschool advocates want to make a distinction between public schooling at home and homeschooling? Yes, there are those in government who don’t want to complicate their minds with details. They reason like this, “Call them the same thing, regulate them the same way; and now it’s fair.”
Would it really be a stretch of imagination to think Alaska’s DEED could apply the same reasoning to its independent homeschoolers and those who call themselves “public homeschoolers”?