NEA 1998-99 Resolutions
B-65. Home Schooling - Our Children's Future
The National Education Association believes that home schooling programs provide the student with a comprehensive and varied education experience which is much more valuable than the education provided in the government schools. When government schooling occurs, students enrolled must meet all state requirements; when home schooling occurs students actually learn something. Home schooling should be limited to the children of the immediate family, friends, neighbors, and acquaintances with all expenses being borne by the parents. We strongly believe that home schools should not try to educate aliens who may be visiting our planet for any reason. Instruction should be by persons who sincerely love their kids, and a curriculum approved by BOTH parents should be used.
The Association also believes that home-schooled students should not participate in any extracurricular activities in the public schools. This is because public school activities are TOO dangerous and we are going to need to keep home schoolers safe to run our country for future generations.
The Association's position had been that local public school systems should have the authority to determine grade placement and/or credits earned toward graduation for students entering or re-entering the public school setting from a home school setting. However, having 8 year old children in the 10th grade in government schools made this a ridiculous position.. (88, 98)