Previously, I’d reported the Brazilian Supreme Court would rule on the legality of homeschooling in the South American country. While they did not rule it was illegal, the court did indicate that parents would need to get approval from local school districts in order to educate at home. This is a developing story and I will have more to report in the future.
An article from ABC News (Australia) highlights the literacy and numeracy gap between indigenous non-indigenous children in Australia. Some indigenous parents are turning to homeschooling to make up for the Australian education systems unfair treatment of Aboriginal students.
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Iowa school districts are competing for home-schooling students – and the state funding they bring – with bigger libraries, more field trips and renovated facilities. The Iowa City school district, for one, has more than tripled its spending on home-schooling students, in part to lure back dozens of home-schooling families who have gone to other districts through open enrollment.