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April 23rd, 2010, 11:35 AM
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Well... I was encouraged thinking, YAY, maybe I'm being too hard on myself (and the kids) thinking they have to be "schooling" for hours a day. Then I realized, according to NY State law, I have to cover 900 hours of instruction per year. And if you take a couple months off in the summer, it works out to 5 or 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, I believe. WAH!! So even if I could (at this age, anyway) make good progress with only 3 hours a day, I would have to lie through my teeth on my quarterly reports regarding the hours of instruction. Oy.

Reason #367 the state should stay our of our bidness. If we CAN make great progress and spend hours less a day doing it, thereby having a lot more time for family time & play, or even traveling, why the heck shouldn't we be able to?! Instead, I guess you have to either make stuff up to meet their "time requirements" or spend hours more a day on busy work just so you don't have to be dishonest.

Mom to Titus (12), Isaiah (10), Noelle (8), Joel (6), Hannah (4), Elijah (1), and baby due Nov 4!

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