I wanted to touch some on a topic I know so many have been faced with so it is not new but it is one of the reason I am glad for the push in the government to put the rights of schooling back into the hands of the parents. I mean who knows their child better then the parent right? I know some may argue for those children of abusing parents or of uneducated parents who lack the understanding of the importance of education in our opinion and these are good concerns but are we more educated as to think we can out guess what each person needs to become who they were intended to be. I say this because I had a shaky childhood to say the least but I can not help but feel it shaped me and can not for a minute regret all the past pains and wrongs. But this is off topic.
What I wanted to mention is the attitude I sensed yesterday when scheduling my daughters placement test was one of “you homeschooled her so we have to make sure she is in the 3rd grade”. They were nice about it so I remained so though I would have anyway still it is hard to have people think that because a child is homeschooled they are behind in education and why do you have them with you today when it is a school day? I think they often forget field trips. Were you take kids to see how businesses run and spend their day working. She learned a lot yesterday about the running of a school district office.
I will have to say at this time that each person was pleasant and not openly rude and you do I think have to except schools to take the opinion that a public education is better then a homeschooled so I am not to shock by their attitude. Anyway, I explained that I am a state approved homeschool and get approved every year through their standards and was able to be told I would have to wait until July for her placement test as they have so many school children to attend to first. So hurry and wait. The life of a homeschooling mom?