I am in favor of homeschooling.
In 2015, the Georgia legislature passed HB 502 which requires homeschool students to indentify the school district in which they reside. This will allow the school districts to track the
students' test scores. We need to work to repeal this law.
My husband and I homeschooled our children when they were 2 years old, 4 years old, 2nd grade and 4th grade. Here in Georgia, HB 897 sought to require homeschool students to identify with a district for additional tracking. I was against this and made some videos to get the message out to our legislators to vote no to HB 897. It passed the Georgia House but did not pass in the Georgia Senate. I am for freedom for homeschool parents. I wrote my dissertation on the topic of school choice in 1996. While in college for my undergraduate degree at Miami Christian College, I studied Elementary Education and Bible. At this time, I read several books on homeschooling by the Moores. I believe it is the parents' responsibility and right to make decisions about that their children learn. As State School Superintendent, I plan to change the statewide test to make it less based on specific government standards and more based on general academic skills to include reading, writing, math and verifiable science. In this way, we will be testing if students can read and parents and teachers will determine what they read. I hope to have a chance to make these changes at the state level to protect parents' rights. It is a shame what is happening in Germany, taking away a parent's right to homeschool. I will do everything I can to make sure that type of persecution does not happen here in Georgia.