Governor Charlie Crist and the Pipers

4 12 2008


Young Son’s Scottish bagpipers, that is. 🙂

Meet the Musical McIlroys — taken at the Governor’s Mansion Tuesday night. Daughter Katie (the blonde, who also plays a mean flute and does Highland dancing) is on his education staff.

Btw, I feel much better about celebrating this holiday gathering with the Governor at Home, than I did the last one I blogged about!

So MERRY CHRISTMAS, and for appropriate accompaniment (see if you can hear the piping) click here.

New Homeschool Law Guide — Can We Send It Back Unopened?

4 12 2008

So what’s this?

When I see Ohio and homeschooling in the same context, it spells trouble. (Is it a sign of cognitive clarity or confusion, do you think, that I’ve come to believe some states are just more troublesome than others? And they’re not all southern or California-crazy — Ohio and Minnesota are on top of my naughty list time after time, after wearying time.

And don’t forget this romp through MN’s homestate homeschool confusions.

So although this claims to “clarify” the law for all 50 states, coming from the wish list of Ohio school principal types through a law and rule expert, I’m doubting this is an early Christmas present for homeschoolers. (Any more than this lame idea was.)

Homeschooling Law Resource Guide – Released by the Education Law Association

Last update: 11:04 a.m. EST Dec. 3, 2008
DAYTON, Ohio, Dec 03, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Law of Homeschooling is a resource guide that provides information on recent updates to homeschool statutory and regulatory requirements for all fifty states as well as Washington D.C. This publication takes an in-depth look at each state’s legal requirements under which parents may provide a home-based education to their children.

Confusion over homeschooling law exists within a vast realm of subject areas. This resource guide answers those questions. The publication is intended to be used by parents, students, homeschool advocates, and public school officials to do what is in the best interests of the children: to ensure that each child receives an appropriate education within the context and scope of the law.

A range of topics addressed within this guide include Read the rest of this entry »