Who Says…?

I want to know who says this in Illinois as quoted below?  From the Columbia Missourian: Home schooling operates on ‘honor system’

Parents in other states, including Illinois and Kansas, have to meet more stringent requirements than those in Missouri.

Like Missouri, Illinois recommends parents file a statement of intent in order to distinguish truant students from home-schooled students who are mistaken for being truant.

So I followed up this time and found a handy dandy link to ask that question at the bottom of the article: Contact an editor with corrections or additional information

There wasn’t a specific category [Where in the world did that come??], so I put it in the There is something wrong with one of the articles category in my email. I asked this question:

I don’t know that there is something wrong with the article, but just had a question about sources for the article’s information.  I couldn’t find a category for that.

In the article: "Home schooling operates on ‘honor system’", I saw information about Illinois homeschooling and was wondering about the source?

"Parents in other states, including Illinois and Kansas, have to meet more stringent requirements than those in Missouri.

Like Missouri, Illinois recommends parents file a statement of intent in order to distinguish truant students from home-schooled students who are mistaken for being truant."

Whom in Illinois "recommends parents file a statement of intent in order to distinguish truant students from home-schooled students who are mistaken for being truant."?

Was this information from a homeschooler or a governmental agency?  I’m curious about Emily Coleman’s source for this information.  It wouldn’t surprise me that a governmental agency states this recommendation, but I also saw HSLDA referenced and wondered who provided the information to Ms. Coleman.

Illinois homeschoolers are not legally obligated to file a statement of intent (or registration form).  The only notification required in Illinois is if a student is transferring from a public school to homeschool.  It is only for notification purposes.

Thank you very much for your attention to my question.

I’d love to get feedback from the journalist, Emily Coleman, but so far I have received nada.  But it’s just been a day since I asked.

Home Education Mag News & Commentary has a post from a Missouri perspective about the homeschool "Issue" in the article: Issues! (bless you)

Check out the post about the article on A Woman on Purpose blog too.  (Sunniemom started with the title, just to give a hint. :-) )


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