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Idaho Homeschool History, Part Sixteen

Idaho Homeschool History Part Sixteen The Golden Age 33-202 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY … a parent or guardian shall either cause the child to be privately instructed by, or at the direction of, his parent or guardian; or enrolled in a public school or public charter school, including an online or virtual charter school or private or parochial school…   In 2009, the passage of new language in Idaho Code 33-202 gave Idaho the best homeschool law in the nation, and thus the

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Idaho Homeschool History, Part Fifteen

    Idaho Homeschool History Part Fifteen The Golden Age of Homeschooling   In the years following 2009, Idaho Education Code 33-202 read: 33-202 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY … a parent or guardian shall either cause the child to be privately instructed by, or at the direction of, his parent or guardian; or enrolled in a public school or public charter school, including an online or virtual charter school or private or parochial school…   The Idaho Education Code change in 2009 placed

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Idaho Homeschool History, Part Fourteen

Idaho Homeschool History Part Fourteen The Golden Age of Homeschooling   In the years following 2009, Idaho Education Code 33-202 read: 33-202 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY … a parent or guardian shall either cause the child to beprivately instructed by, or at the direction of, his parent or guardian; or enrolled in a public school or public charter school, including an online or virtual charter school or private or parochial school…   With the stroke of Governor C. L. Otter’s pen, in 2009 Idaho

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Idaho Homeschool History Part Thirteen

Idaho Homeschool History Part Thirteen The Golden Age of Homeschooling      In the years following 1992, Idaho Education Code 33-202 read:     33-202  SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY…Unless the child is otherwise comparably instructed, the parent or guardian shall cause the child to attend a public, private or parochial school   Presuppositions. Everyone makes them. So rare, are the opportunities to dismiss them! When our story last concluded we were just about to find out whether our presumptions could be ignored.   Here’s

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Idaho Homeschool History Part Twelve

  Idaho Homeschool History Part Twelve The Golden Age of Homeschooling      In the years following 1992, Idaho Education Code 33-202 read:     33-202  SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY…Unless the child is otherwise comparably instructed, the parent or guardian shall cause the child to attend a public, private or parochial school…   In the summer of 2008, leadership from ICHE and CHOIS began to discuss the possibility of bringing forward a bill that would change Idaho Code 33-202 to insert the words

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Idaho Homeschool History Part Eleven

Idaho Homeschool History Part Eleven The Golden Age of Homeschooling    In the years following 1992, Idaho Education Code 33-202 read:   33-202  SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY…Unless the child is otherwise comparably instructed, the parent or guardian shall cause the child to attend a public, private or parochial school…   I ended the last installment of our story in 2006, with a victory for homeschooling. We were able to defend ourselves against an assault that would have brought regulation upon us.  This followed

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Idaho Homeschool History, Part Ten

Idaho Homeschool History Part Ten The Dawning Age of Homeschooling   In the years following 1992, Idaho Education Code 33-202 read: 33-202  SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY…Unless the child is otherwise comparably instructed, the parent or guardian shall cause the child to attend a public, private or parochial school…   What image comes into your mind when you hear the term, “Missing Children”? In 2006, most of us thought of the milk carton photos of children who had been abducted.   Imagine our

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Idaho Homeschool History, Part Nine

Idaho Homeschool History Part Nine The Dawning Age of Homeschooling   In the years following 1992, Idaho Education Code 33-202 read: 33-202  SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY…Unless the child is otherwise comparably instructed, the parent or guardian shall cause the child to attend a public, private or parochial school… Opposition to home education surprisingly reared its ugly head in the Idaho Senate in 2004. The Idaho Coalition of Home Educators had demonstrated strength as a grassroots lobbying organization, and had earned the respect

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Idaho Homeschool History, Part Eight

  Idaho Homeschool History Part Eight The Dawning Age of Homeschooling by Linda Patchin Idaho Education Code 33-202 in 1992 read: 33-202  SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY…Unless the child is otherwise comparably instructed, the parent or guardian shall cause the child to attend a public, private or parochial school…   By 1998, few Idaho homeschoolers felt threatened with imminent demise. Our movement was expanding, and an industry of textbook providers, authors and speakers was being raised up. The internet had been invented, and

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Idaho Homeschool History, Part Seven

Idaho Homeschool History Part Seven The Dawning Age of Homeschooling Idaho Education Code 33-202 in 1992 read: 33-202 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY …Unless the child is otherwise comparably instructed, the parent or guardian shall cause the child to attend a public, private or parochial school… In our last installment, we learned about the formation of the Idaho Coalition of Home Educators as a legislative and lobbying organization, but they actually got their start prior to that date.   Homeschooling was in

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