School Lawyers React to Home School Co-enrollment

October 5, 2015
Last year, TPERN introduced parents to the concept of home school co-enrollment as a means of complying with compulsory attendance laws while holding kids out of school during testing windows.  Two groups had a problem with it: school lawyers and some full time home schoolers.  While we respect the opinion of the full time home […]

OPTING OUT – Step by Step

March 4, 2015
How to Opt Out/Decline/Refuse STAAR January 2024 Update: This article has been updated to reflect the practice of the TEA which permits schools to accept parental refusals without placing the assessment in front of the student. In response to a lot of “how do I do this” questions, we’ve put together this step by step […]

Fighting the Opt Out Truancy Threats: Dual Enrollment Home Schooling

August 12, 2014
Schools are actively brandishing the threat of truancy charges against parents who exercise their fundamental liberty rights to direct the education of their children and protect them from abusive testing regimens.  Schools have sent threatening letters and in some cases actually filed truancy charges against both parents and children if they missed10 days (unexcused) in […]