by bluerooffarmFebruary 12 at 4:20 PM
Here's one of the articles about it.
I would say it just means you will have to register your homeschooler earlier.
by bluerooffarmFebruary 12 at 4:22 PM
Here's one by Home Ed Magazine Probably this is where you would start if you want to get envolved in fighting the law.
by oredebFebruary 12 at 4:23 PM
no they cant force you, if you homeschool! heres the law, http://homeschoollegaladvantage.com/files/statelaws/2012/ILPacket2012.pdf
it says you dont even have to register! and no testing required!! and only teach 176 days a year, so it shouldnt matter to you at all!
February 12 at 4:29 PM
The only thing it would change is that you'd have to do paperwork with the district at 5 instead of 7 to inform them that you will be homeschooling. Really not the end of the world. I live in Illinois too and I have 0 concerns about this new law. My plan was to officially start school this fall since DD is 5 now. A cute little homeschooling supply shop opened across the street from our library so we are super excited!
by AutymsMommyFebruary 12 at 4:39 PM
Most children already start school (whether in public, private, or homeschool) at 5; there is a mandatory age in all states and all that means is that your child has to start some type of "school" BY that age - it does not mean that you have to send your child off to public school.
by kirbymomFebruary 12 at 4:39 PM
Deb is right. I looked at the law and they even tell you you do not have to register even if someones is saying you do.