The Difference Between Homeschooling and Charter Schooling Is Too Important to Ignore

I’ve been wanting to do this video for awhile, but I kept getting sidetracked, so here it finally is. 😅

I know a lot of people don’t find it necessary to differentiate between charter school and homeschool, but the distinction between the two is more important than people realize.


Author: Shelly Sangrey

I'm Shelly, a Christ-following, homeschooling Mom of eleven children ( okay, not ALL children. My oldest is 23.) I met my husband right after graduation, and we've been together ever since. Though my life can be hectic at times... okay, ALL the time, I wouldn't change it for anything.

17 thoughts on “The Difference Between Homeschooling and Charter Schooling Is Too Important to Ignore”

    1. Tina, would you mind if I did a video featuring your article, in which I read a good portion of it (I would include my own commentary, but I agree with you 100% so it would be completely in line with what you wrote.) I would share the link for it in this video, as well. I did link to it in the description box for the other video, but I think it needs more exposure. You explained everything perfectly.


  1. I’m new to homeschooling (and to watching your videos – can’t wait to get started!) – and I was wondering, if I could read one book on the importance of homeschooling, what would it be?

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    1. That depends on what angle you’re looking for. If you want it from the aspect of the truth about public education, I would say to read Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto. If you’re a Christian I recommend you also read Education : Does God Have an Opinion by Israel Wayne.


  2. I graduated from a Charter school and my teachers were nothing but exaggerated babysitters. It was students working in workbooks while adults made sure they didn’t get into too much trouble. There was buttloads of indoctrination at that school as well. There was a poster in my history classroom that had the twin towers on 9-11 all ablaze with a statement that read “This is what happens when a republican is in office”. These people do not care about your children they want them indoctrinated!

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  3. “Why are charter schools regulated and not homeschoolers?” say the gov’t/statist crowd. Of course, it never occurs to them that there should be NO regulation at all; it only occurs to them that EVERYONE should be regulated! It’s like Ron Paul said when somebody asked him, “Do you realize that half of all Americans pay no income tax?” His response: “Well, we’re halfway there!” Good stuff as always, Shelly! – Scott

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    1. At the very least, it should occur to them (which I think it does, as Shelly mentions, though they pretend to be dumb about it) that people who don’t take taxpayer money are free to do as they please – yes, without any government regulation. I actually think that those using taxpayer funds for anything (including brick-and-mortar public schools and online virtual/charters) SHOULD be regulated (rather heavily) for accountability. After all, when someone is taking another person’s money, the people providing the money should know it’s being used properly (according to those who give the money, not bureaucrats), and this is true in education as in anything else. BUT those who don’t want regulation should choose homeschooling – and no private homeschooler in any state should suffer any government regulation at all (no matter how “limited”) – because when we pay our own way, we’re only accountable to ourselves. Along those same lines, we shouldn’t have to financially support “public schools” (whether brick-and-mortar or virtual) if we don’t want to. The only people who should be required to pay in to support the schools are those who actually use them – and others can do so voluntarily if they feel the system is worthy of their money. Those of us who have moral objections to the system and don’t use it should not have to pay “school taxes” at all. And if my money were not being taken from me for the system, I’d literally stop caring a whit about what happens there.

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      1. Exactly. The entire idea of government’s being involved in education is insane, if you think about it. The benefits to our country would be unmeasurable if gov’t just got out of it and stuck to its only legit purpose: protecting life, liberty, and property (a “terror” to “evil,” as the Bible puts it).

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