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Oklahoma governor backs homeschoolers

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says parents have the fundamental right to direct the education and upbringing of their children.

BY MICHAEL MCNUTT Published: February 8, 2012
He estimates about 30,000 children are homeschooled.

“Our mission is to help homeschoolers be successful,” he said.

With homeschooling, the state does not set the standards as in private or public schools.

The modern homeschooling movement started in 1983. Oklahoma was one of the first three states that allowed homeschooling; it now is legal in all 50 states.

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