Michael Donnelly, Senior Counsel and Director of Global Outreach with the Home School Legal Defense Association, discusses the motivations for homeschooling and the legal aspects of it, with a special focus on Colorado. This is the Self in Society Podcast #18. The episode also is available via iTunes.
0:56 Why people homeschool
3:00 Homeschooling and college
8:50 Types of homeschooling with Colorado particulars
11:16 Colorado’s main homeschool statute
14:34 HSLDA’s membership program
15:58 Homeschooling in the U.S. and internationally
19:27 Private “umbrella” schools
22:30 Education pods and professional instructors
23:48 Certified teachers, noncertified instructors, and coops
28:10 Formal and informal homeschool hours
29:09 Homeschooling via certified teacher
31:20 Homeschooling is fairly easy to start
33:34 “Contact hours” and “sequential” instruction
39:33 “7 Simple Steps to Start Homeschooling”
46:36 Overcoming education anxiety
49:54 Homeschooling children with learning challenges
Christian Home Educators of Colorado also provides information about homeschooling in Colorado. Although there is no comparable secular organization that I’m aware of, there are informal secular homeschooling groups on Facebook.
See my article, “My family’s homeschooling journey.”
See the Self in Society Podcast page.