After taking a look at the No Child Left Behind Act, I decided to re-write a No homeschooler left behind act.
Here is a summary of the NCLB Act
No Child Left Behind requires all public schools administer a state-wide standardized test annually to all students. Schools which receive Title I funding must make Adequate Yearly Progress in test scores (e.g. each year, its fifth graders must do better on standardized tests than the previous years).
If a Title I school fails to make Adequate Yearly Progress, it is put on a list of “failing schools” published in the local paper and parents are given the option to transfer to another school. Its Title I funding is cut and it must provide special tutoring for its students.
Here is my homeschool version:
The No Homeschooler Left Behind requires all home schools administer one-on-one assessment on all students in the best manner that works for the child a often, (or not) as necessary.
Homeschools will receive no government funding whether students pass assessments or not, as money is not a motivator for ensuring that children are well educated.
If a homeschool determines children are not making adequate process as determined by the parent, they will immediately evaluate teaching methods make adjustments to satisfy those needs.
Failure is not an option. No funding will be cut, based on standardized testing or otherwise.
Special tutoring is to be given if and when it is needed and will not depend on yearly testing, but instead at the first sign of necessity.
Students will relax, and enjoy the learning process. While tests may be necessary from time to time, testing will not be the focus of learning, but instead joy of learning and personal growth will be the sole reason for education.
Well, that’s all I have for now. Feel free to add your own items to the No homeschooler left behind act.