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    adult ID and child's birth certificate is excellent!  This would foil someone who has abducted a child.

    Who knows how many missing children have been hidden away and "home schooled" over the years.

    Stand Up! Keep Fighting! Paul Wellstone

    by RuralLiberal on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 02:07:05 PM PST

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    •  It would certainly make it a bit harder to hide (1+ / 0-)
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      a child - even in the cases of parental snatching where they could get a birth certificate legally.  

      There is nothing wrong with homeschooling kids.  I am not anti homeschooling in any way - though I am anti stupid.  But I don't see how a once a year test to see how your kid is doing compared to others in their age/grade group as horrifically invasive or denying your right to educate your child in a controlled environment.

      I also think that transportation should be provided for these tests - because some people don't have cars.  Use school buses, church vans - whatever, but don't put the onus on the parents to get their kids to the testing centre - make it as easy and painless as possible for everyone involved.

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        Would completely blow his routine, this means he would lose at least 2-4 weeks ahead of time as I try to get him ready for the concept of going back to a school (which he's terrified of because of bullying) to be tested, and then 2-4 weeks of melt downs afterward dealing with the fall out.

        AND then I'd still need IEP meetings and such with the school to deal with his accommodations during the test, which takes more time away from his schooling. Then the week long test  because it takes him that long to do it because he can't sit for hours on end taking a test. Then there's the chance that he'll have several off days during that time when he can't focus to actually complete a test.

        I love you Mortifyd, but this would NOT work for us. Avoiding the FCAT is part of the reason we started homeschooling. It wasn't doing him any good (according to the FCAT he was always on grade level, according to his report cards/IEP/school work I saw he was not). And it was doing him real harm.

        "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

        by FloridaSNMOM on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 06:55:18 PM PST

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