ERIC Number: ED521556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul-8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Developing and Planning a Texas Based Homeschool Curriculum
Terry, Bobby K.
Texas has some of the lowest SAT scores in the nation. They are ranked 36th nationwide in graduation rates and teacher salaries rank at number 33. The public school system in Texas has problems with overcrowding, violence, and poor performance on standardized testing. Currently 300,000 families have opted out of the public school system in order to pursue the freedom of homeschooling. In June 1994, the Texas Supreme Court upheld the appeal of the Leeper versus Arlington Independent School District. The court held that if students participate in legitimate home schools they are exempt from attending public school. The only requirement for legitimacy is for the curriculum to be in writing and they must teach in a bona fide manner, good citizenship, reading, writing, mathematics and grammar. When families decide to homeschool they must develop a unique curriculum. This paper takes the reader through the five different development phases leading up to and including the basics of developing a homeschool curriculum designed for students in the state of Texas.
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Curriculum Development, Program Development, Learning Theories, Cognitive Style, School Law, Public Schools, Private Schools, Required Courses, Grammar, Reading Instruction, Handwriting, Mathematics Instruction, Spelling, Citizenship Education, Documentation, Educational Quality, Parent Student Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas