Here's What Your Candidates Said About Home Schooling 2016
Click on your district on the map, below. Then click on the names of your candidates to see how they responded to the ICHE Candidate Survey on home schooling.
The Candidate Letter can be downloaded in MS Word format here.
Candidate: Rep - Brandon Woolf Controller
1. Do you support or oppose requiring families who home educate to register their children with either the state or their local public school district?
Oppose. Although my office has not legal authority in regards to this issue, I believe the parents are te closest to their children and are subsequently best equipped to make the decisions for their children's educations
2. Do you support or oppose requiring all children taught at home to take standardized achievement tests each year?
Oppose. As your state controller I do not have any legal authority to make rules or regulations that would require standardized testing for home schooled children. I do believe testing hardens one's skills and prepares each of us for trials that we will face in the future, but government should not require such testing. Although it would be valuable to home school children to test their skills consistently, my belief is that those closest to the child (parents) shold make that decision, not some government agency.
3. What other requirements, if any, would you favor as a condition of a parent's right to teach his or her children at home?
As mentioned before, my office has not legal authority to enact education related rules or laws. I do not in general support any requirements that would limit a parent's ability to make decision for their children.
4. Other comments that you wish to make on the subject of home education:
The education of our youth is important for the betterment of our state and citizen's lives. As we all know, the issue of education was forefront on the minds of the framers of both our nation's and state's constitutions. Education comes in many forms, and I believe that home schooling can be a very valuable and successful way to educate our youth. I strongly believe that the parent's involvement in education is vital for a child's success and I will always support those that believe the same. To this end, I admire and commend those who have made the commitment to educate their children at home.