More than a dozen people have signed an open letter demanding a public review of the curriculum of California homeschooling program Homeschool California, which provides free or low-cost private school and online classes to families with children in private schools.
The letter, sent to the California Department of Education and signed by parents and educators, says the curriculum was approved by a group of consultants and “does not meet the standards of good science and evidence for homes of learning.”
In a statement to the Los Angeles Times, a spokesperson for the Department of Educational Services said the review would begin in March.
The department did not respond to a request for comment.
The public review would require state officials to publicly disclose “any and all data collected during the review, including the names and affiliations of any consultants or consultants’ firms, their professional affiliations, and the financial relationships of any contractors or consultants with the California Education Agency.”