Are Minimum Standards of the Law Enough?

Are minimum standards of the law enough for homeschool oversight? How can we be sure that associations are providing sufficient oversight with minimal requirements and minimal services? Can parents really be trusted to provide quality education? Maybe you’ve encountered questions like this…or maybe you’ve wondered this about our fellow homeschoolers. Or maybe you have even questioned yourself–can this […]

School Choice Rally for Education in South Carolina

The School Choice Rally in South Carolina is Wednesday, January 25th at 11 am in Township Auditorium. It’s the state’s biggest celebration of the educational choices parents have available. Many local celebrations are going on all over the state and around the nation for National School Choice week: January 22-28th. Here in South Carolina, parents can […]

What’s NOT Required by South Carolina Homeschool Law?

What’s NOT required by South Carolina homeschool law? It’s important in know what homeschool parents ARE required to do and are responsible for according to South Carolina Homeschool Law. In previous posts, we’ve covered lots of topics about Getting Started Homeschooling. But, it’s also really important to know what’s NOT required by the South Carolina Homeschool Law. Where ever […]

Policy Issue Resolution at Department of Ed

This is a follow-up on the post I recently shared about the Policy Change at the Department of Education. The policy issue has come to a satisfactory resolution! The Department of Education has restored the list of associations published on their website, including the association that had been previously removed. This post may contain affiliate links to support […]

Policy Change at Department of Education

This is a notice of a policy change at the South Carolina Department of Education–and how it affects us, as homeschoolers: The Department of Education sent out a notice to all Homeschool Association Directors yesterday (July 27, 2016) notifying us that they find no legal reasoning to post a listing of Homeschool Associations on their […]

SC Homeschool Numbers 2014-2015

Each year, accountability associations send their homeschool numbers reports to each school district. For many years, I’ve wondered where do those numbers go from there? Does anyone tally up the total number in the state? How could we find out the total? Well, someone at the Department of Education actually has it–and gave me a copy. […]

Tax Breaks, Funding and Homeschoolers, Oh My!

This time of year, everyone wants to know “do homeschoolers get a tax break?” The short answer is nope. Whenever this issue comes up here in South Carolina, homeschoolers are divided. Some favor it. Others oppose it. So, let’s talk about tax breaks. Let’s talk about terminology. When we talk about tax breaks, we use a variety of terms. Tax […]

Find and Contact your SC Legislator

Find and contact your legislator. Open the lines of communication about homeschooling rights and freedoms. Maybe even thank them for supporting and advocating for homeschoolers. Do you know how to contact your representatives? It’s very easy to draft a note or leave a voicemail with your input and opinion about any legislative issues. But, I […]

Equal Access Law in South Carolina

Read the Equal Access Law for yourself. I’ve highlighted the most important points for homeschoolers to know. Click here to read more about the process for How to Participate in Equal Access. The original source can also be found here: SC Code of Laws Title 59 Education, Chapter 63 Pupils Generally, Section 100 59-63-100 Participation in […]

Vote Wisely

Elections are coming up and we need to vote wisely. Bear in mind, that we aren’t necessarily trying to choose candidates who will think for us or think like us. We cannot get comfortable and ignore the issues anymore. We ultimately want to elect candidates who will consider our voice and our perspective. Who will […]