On the I Am a Homeschool Group Leader Facebook page, a lot of discussion happened around the topic of being an inclusive group (open at all) or exclusive group (limiting membership). Several homeschool leaders contributed the reasons for their group’s decision. Carol Topp shared those views in Episodes # 129 and #130 which you can find here:
In this episode of the HomeschoolCPA podcast, Carol Topp will share some of the reasons that some groups are exclusive (they do not allow public school students into their homeschool group) but it comes from a few people who are active in legislation or in their state homeschool groups. They have a different viewpoint that you may find insightful and interesting.
These state homeschool leaders mentioned:
- The lines of what is homeschooling are blurring and state legislators may not understand the difference between traditional or independent homeschooling and public-school-at-home.
- There are concerns about government control and oversight
- There is a concern of being grouped with charter schools or public school funding and therefore be subject to more government oversight
In the podcast Carol mentioned the Facebook group for homeschool leaders I am a Homeschool Group Leader. Join 1800+ homescool leaders for ideas, encouragement and respective exchange of ideas. https://www.facebook.com/groups/72534255742/
Phone Consultation with Carol Topp, CPA
You can learn a lot about running your homeschool group from the HomeschoolCPA podcast and website (and books) , but sometimes you just need to TALK to someone who understands homeschooling, running a group and the laws surrounding the finances and operations of homeschool groups. Why not call Carol Topp, the Homeschool CPA, to set up a personal call?
Carol is happy to set up a conference call so several of your leaders can join in from their own homes. The call can be recorded or future reference or for those who are unavailable. This is Carol’s most popular service for homeschool leaders. It’s like having your own homeschool expert CPA on the phone!
We can arrange a Zoom meeting or conference call so all your board members can call in from their own homes. The call can be recorded for those unable to attend.
Contact HomeschoolCPA, Carol Topp, CPA, to arrange a telephone consultation.
Carol Topp, CPA