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Subject: SB 39 Homeschool
Date: Fri Mar 07 17:18:28 MST 2014
Please vote FOR SB 39. I attended public schools and I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Weber State University in 2000. I started home educating my own children when my daughter was in 4th and my son was in 2nd, because my son was feeling like he was stupid and hated math. I found out with much time and research, that the real root of the problem was all the pressure in school using a method that did not match my son's learning style. I do a good job educating my kids. I can individualize lessons to make it so they learn using their best learning style. I can give them one on one attention. I can teach with whichever method or methods work best for my child and for me.
I read a lot of books about education, about pedagogy. I work hard to learn better ways to teach. We in Weber County, have home education conferences and monthly parent meetings to help one another. Home education works! I can teach my kids and keep them from the stress that is in the schools.
We do not follow an 8 to 3 M-F schedule, nor do we limit our learning to 180 of 365 days. I think I worry more about teaching and about my kids learning, than public educators think.
I do agree with one public educator, who said before the latest House vote, that teachers are handed many mandates that restrict them and that they have a lot of accountability. She said it is not fair and she wants equality. I do see that. I think the solution to that lies somewhere else. The solution for that is to kick No Child Left Behind, Outcome Based Education, Common Core and Standardized Tests, to the curb, to trust the educators more! The solution is not to make homeschool moms, as miserable as the teachers. It is to make teachers, as free to choose how to teach, as the homeschool moms!
Please keep it so I can educate without the pressure from the public school system. Please keep freedom for me and my kids. Please help them to get the best education possible by letting me teach them myself.
Lisa C. Jackson