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Re: “The double standard in Arkansas education: Accountability in real schools, but not at home

The point of standardized testing is to provide the PARENTS with accountability that the state schools who have mandatory custody of their children for 8 hours a day through compulsory attendance laws are in fact educating those children and to provide the TAXPAYERS who finance those schools with the same assurances that their money is being appropriately spent. The parents of homeschooled children, who do not delegate that responsibility to the state, are under no such obligation to provide reverse accountability to a system that they are not in any way a part of. If in fact Arkansas public schools allow homeschooled students to participate in sports and other extra curricular activities then of course those parents should have to meet the same standards as the other participants as far as grades/testing because they have elected to be a part of the government school system and should be held to the standards of that system in order for the system to be fair to all. In other states homeschooled students are not allowed to access those resources and therefore again have no obligation to play by the rules of system in which they do not participate.

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Posted by Terri Weaver on 12/30/2017 at 6:17 PM


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