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The Homeschool Diner's Guide to
Public Charter Schools and Homeschooling

by Julie Shepherd Knapp, copyright 2006

Parents who wish a "School -at-Home" education for their children have the
choice to enroll their students in one of several online
Public Charter
Schools which provide free curriculum, and often a free computer, for
students to use at home.  This is often referred to as "
" or (since most programs are computer-based) as
Public e-Schooling".  Charter schools are established by state policy.

Children in a public charter school are, legally, public school students and
are subject to all public school requirements and restrictions, including
mandatory state and national standardized testing.  Although they are
learning at home, they are not "homeschoolers" in the eyes of the state.  

Some homeschool support groups do not welcome public e-schoolers,
others are more accepting of all the various educational choices.  Some
families combine homeschooling and public e-schooling -- choosing which
option is best for each of their children, on a yearly basis.

School-at-Home suppliers also run online Public Charter Schools
in various states.  See the listings there for several options.
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