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  1. Check in regularly to help with consensus opinions on topics under discussion.
  2. Find related free-license images: children learning at home, samples of books, educators, etc.
  3. Research home education resources for legality, statistics, motivations, etc. for specific countries. Start with the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand.
  4. Various clean-up related tasks:
    1. Bypass "what links here" redirects.
  5. Discussion at talk page on if we want a section of (famous) homeschoolers, in what form the section should be, and under what conditions someone classifies or is to be left out.
  6. Facilitate the addition of "criticisms" of Public School on specified wiki page to add balance. (Please remove this item on your to-do list to indicate bias against homeschooling on this wiki page … we’ll be watching!).

Update section on Spain, the article cited was from 2009 and things have now changed

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per countryEdit

The per country overview does not differentiate between homeschooling as a fundamental right, or school-systems that are willing to make exceptions when properly supervised for e.g. children in isolated areas or with parents with travelling professions (e.g. shipping). Even in countries that oppose homeschooling as a fundamental principle, it is realised that boarding school in such cases is often the lesser option, separating parents and children for extended periods (strangely, in most countries where homeschooling is popular, so are boarding schools) 88.159.65.111 (talk) 11:27, 20 January 2018 (UTC)

I just cut this outEdit

  • "However, studies have found that 98% of students participated in 2 or more activities outside the home."

I looked at the "Socialization" section and there was no mention of these studies. One can not write about studies, give their results and then not reference them. And frankly, I find, "activities outside the home" to be a little vague. That could include "grocery shopping" and "going on family vacations" for all we know. I am pretty sure that "attending church" would be one such activity. Carptrash (talk) 16:47, 1 February 2018 (UTC)

Citation needed in leadEdit

@Wifey93: The tag you wanted to use was {{citation needed}}, however since that is the article lead (WP:LEAD) which summarizes the article, it's unnecessary to add citations to statements that are discussed in the body (the Germany section mentions illegality, for instance). I hope this helps, —PaleoNeonate – 23:23, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

Better late than earlyEdit

@Wifey93: The quote you removed appears to be in the "Better late than Early" 1975 book (apparently there's a 1977 edition also). I couldn't access the source to see if the remaining material properly summarized it, however. —PaleoNeonate – 19:16, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

Verified: https://books.google.com/books?id=opHkAAAAMAAJ&dq="This+is+like+saying," —PaleoNeonate – 19:24, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

I just cut this out from the ledeEdit

because it talks about "critics" but none are referenced here or later in the article that I could find. If I missed something feel free to undo this edit.

"Critics of homeschooling claim that students lack necessary social skills."
Carptrash (talk) 19:48, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
When checking the article's body criticism, it appears to be mentioned but considering that there currently are more counter-arguments (I can't say if it's in due weight without more work), it may be undue for the lead, at least as-is... —PaleoNeonate – 03:47, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
Sure "critics" say this, but try and find a study that supports it. I doubt that there is one. Carptrash (talk) 02:54, 7 October 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I agree with you, unless we have more sources and material on it, the coverage is minimal and also likely undue for the lead. —PaleoNeonate – 18:47, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

HomeEdit

@Marcelo1147: This talk page is where you should reach consensus for your changes when they're contested, instead of restoring them (WP:BRD). My only issue with it is that it doesn't reflect what the source cited says (which is important for the verification policy). It may be simple to find an alternate source. If you know one, please mention it. Thanks, —PaleoNeonate – 18:45, 10 October 2018 (UTC)


Hi Source:

UK Government, Elective Home Education. Guidelines for Local Authorities.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/288135/guidelines_for_las_on_elective_home_educationsecondrevisev2_0.pdf

'Learning may take place in a variety of locations, not just in the family home.' Section 1.2

I am not sure how to change this and cite. Any help appreciated. Marcelo1147 (talk) 06:16, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Carptrash already helped, thank you for the alternative source. —PaleoNeonate – 22:41, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
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