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 - Andrew Grover Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction
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?
2. Do you support or oppose requiring all children taught at home to take standardized achievement tests each year?
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?
Parents should be responsible for documentation of hours of instruction and portfolio of student work. My comments do not impy a "requirement," but rather serve the purpose of protecting the rights of home school education. It is only prudent for parents to have documentation available in the event they are challenged regarding "truancy laws."
4. Other comments that you wish to make on the subject of home education:
Parents have a Biblical mandate to train up (educate) their children. When it becomes necessary to share that mandate in the context of public, or private schools, parents are still accountable for the oversight of that edcuation.