I was reading the news today and read an article about home schoolers. This article is about home schooling in California. California law states that children that are home schooled must be taught by a certified teacher. Since when did being certified make you a good teacher? No, I was not home schooled and I do not home school. I went to school in the public school system and I can tell you that certification does not make a teacher! My algebra teacher in high school did not know the quadratic formula! Oh jeeze, it seems she had her teaching certification in GYM. I know too many that home school and do so very successfully. Their children are bright, have inquiring minds, very sociable, and mature. Yes, I know of a few that have children that need to be taken from them and placed in school.
I do believe that they should take the same yearly tests that the rest of the school kids should take.