Here is what HSLDA said about it on their website:
Nova Scotia: Anti-Home Education ReportThe Auditor General in Nova Scotia has released a strongly anti-home education report. The report makes 12 recommendations for change. Among those recommendations are the following:
- The Department of Education should require periodic, independent assessment of home schooled children against learning objectives and outcomes.
- The Department of Education should assess the programs proposed by parents to determine if they are designed to achieve appropriate learning objectives and outcomes for home schooled children.
- The Department of Education should obtain information on learning outcomes of home schooled children to determine if they are making reasonable educational progress.
- The Department of Education should track home school registration using its computerized database to determine which children are not registered for the current year and whether follow up is needed.
- The Department of Education should track children leaving public school for home schooling to ensure they are properly registered for home schooling.
- The Department of Education should explore the possibility of establishing an information sharing protocol with the Department of Health and Wellness to enable tracking of all school-aged children in the province to determine whether they are registered for school.