Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    261
    Rep Power
    23

    Question Homeschooling question

    I am prospectively thinking of possibly homeschooling (not certain yet though as my children are babies still). Just wondering what Ontarios current government under Kathleen Wynne have to say about homeschooling? I know she used to hold position on education in government. So what are her views on homeschooling? Does anyone know her party's position on this?

  2. #2
    Expert Forum User

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    London.
    Posts
    7,898
    Rep Power
    506

    Default

    No idea, but why care what she thinks?

  3. #3
    Expert Forum User

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    London, ON
    Posts
    5,492
    Rep Power
    337

    Default

    I am not sure if she actually has an opinion on it? It isn't something to do with taxes or laws, so I don't think governments think about it at all. Same as the government has no involvement with private schools.

    If you are asking about if it is funded or if you could get paid for it, then no, and I don't know that they ever will, at least not in the near future. I am not sure if you can claim books you have bought or other items for teaching to be tax-free - actually I don't believe teachers can claim them either (although that is something I should find out).

    You can follow the ontario curriculum, or create your own curriculum, or make it child-centred and watch what your child is interested in, or chose not to teach anything at all and allow your children to learn on their own.
    Last edited by melissawilliam; 06-21-2014 at 01:51 PM.

  4. #4
    Expert Forum User The Ultimate London Mom!
    sittingpretty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    12,510
    Rep Power
    1093

    Default

    who cares? as homeschooling parents we are protected under the charter of rights so her views have no merit anyways.

  5. #5
    Junior Member

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    792
    Rep Power
    152

    Default

    I have no idea. Why do you ask?

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    261
    Rep Power
    23

    Default

    I just wasn't sure if each provincial premier could have the option to change homeschooling laws? Like I said I am new to homeschooling idea and trying to find out more about rules/regulations before I decide if I would homeschool or not

  7. #7
    Expert Forum User The Ultimate London Mom!
    sittingpretty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    12,510
    Rep Power
    1093

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by southerngal View Post
    I just wasn't sure if each provincial premier could have the option to change homeschooling laws? Like I said I am new to homeschooling idea and trying to find out more about rules/regulations before I decide if I would homeschool or not
    the only rule per say is that you give your child an appropriate education but there is no definition of what that it is. I figure the government can not change the laws as education is covered under the human rights acts so in order to do so they would have to screw with our rights and that would not work.

Similar Threads

  1. what do I need to know about homeschooling?
    By All_naturalmom in forum Homeschooling families
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-25-2012, 07:41 PM
  2. Homeschooling
    By ChinUp in forum Chit Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-11-2010, 08:42 AM
  3. A non-controversial homeschooling question ;)
    By mum_of_four in forum Homeschooling families
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 07-05-2009, 04:39 PM
  4. YAY !!!! Homeschooling!!!!!!!!!!!!
    By Jasmine&2Boys in forum Homeschooling families
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-03-2009, 05:01 PM
  5. Homeschooling legalities question
    By myhoneybees in forum Homeschooling families
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-20-2009, 01:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •