When America needed a classical homeseducational curriculum, I called the head of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and asked to speak to a senior official.
We didn’t know each other.
We’d been friends for more than 20 years.
We had different backgrounds, and I didn’t want to alienate him.
So we chatted about the state of American homeschooling, its challenges, and what I could do to make the country a better place.
The head of a state-run school called me back several months later, and it turned out that he knew more about the topic than I did.
The federation is an alliance of teachers’ unions and school boards representing nearly 4 million students nationwide.
The AFT, founded in 1915, has become one of the most influential advocates for home education in the country.
Today, the federation has more than 1 million members across the country, and its members have played a pivotal role in educating millions of students nationwide since the 1950s.
But for many years, the national curriculum had been a mess.
It had been designed in a time when teachers weren’t as knowledgeable about the science of home schooling, and home-schooled children had not been properly equipped to learn about learning and learning skills.
As the federation’s senior director for education, I worked to change the curriculum, and in 2003, I started the National Hiv Credentials Program, which I led with my wife, Michelle.
Over the years, our program has taught more than 7.6 million kids, and today, the AFT and its affiliates have helped more than 700,000 students achieve high-achieving academic outcomes, including in math and reading.
But the program was never meant to serve all students equally.
The focus was on a small group of kids at the bottom of the spectrum, and we struggled to find that group for years.
I’ve tried to be open and honest about my frustration with the national standard, and why we’re still working to get it right.
The program’s curriculum is not meant to be a perfect system.
We know there are some kids who have an innate need for a specific curriculum.
We need to be careful to ensure that those kids don’t end up in a situation where their educational outcomes aren’t good enough.
In fact, we know that, even with the best effort, some kids end up with no educational success.
We’ve also learned that some of the best home-based programs are for kids who are the most socially isolated, who are low-achievers, and who are at the highest risk for low school achievement.
For example, some programs focus on students who are older and have a history of trauma, trauma related disorders, or who have a severe learning disability.
Those students should be in high school.
We want to help them be prepared for college, so that they can earn the college degree they need to succeed in the workforce.
This program’s goal is to address all students who need a home-education curriculum.
It’s not a substitute for having a comprehensive school plan.
Our programs aim to make sure that students are prepared for high school, with the help of a comprehensive plan that includes academic skills and career-related learning, as well as support for parents and other family members.
But we also want to ensure they can learn at home, so they can have the tools to reach their full potential.
As a result, the program’s core goal is for every student to be prepared, and the curriculum’s core objective is to make it easy for all students to succeed.
For this reason, we created the National Home Education Core Curriculum.
We’re making it more rigorous, more inclusive, and more achievable for all children.
We have developed a series of standards that reflect our work, including the National Standards for Home Education, which was adopted by the National Association of Home Educators (NAHB).
The National Standards have been endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Association of School Administrators, and other national and state accrediting agencies.
We also include standards for special education, and a national set of standards for the school-based home environment, the National Quality Assurance Framework.
The National Home Educator Standards and the National Homeschool Core Currament are a critical part of our mission to ensure our students are ready for college and the workforce and have the right tools to achieve their potential.
Our goal is not just to make learning easier for students, but also to make our country a more livable place for all.
We must ensure that every child can be successful in school and in the workplace.
And we must make sure our students have access to a high-quality education, both at home and in school.
Today’s college-bound students will soon be in a much tougher position than the ones who started in school with a strong foundation.
We recognize that there is no substitute for a good education.
We are determined to make that happen, and