This morning on the opinion page of our newspaper was this quote:
"As my wife is fond of saying, our son was raised by dozens of Professionals (mostly teachers) and two amateurs." (Seattle PI "Band Teacher hit all the right notes" Guest Columnist Bob Roseth)
I was SO shocked by that quote! They are saying that not only are school teachers professional educators" but they are also "professional child raisers!" Yikes!
I believe that homeschooling parents are professional educators AND professional child-raisers. I know there are high school credits that "educators" believe are official. However, I firmly believe that parents do know best - even in the area of high school credits. There are times when the parent will know better than a "Professional" what to put on a high school transcript. I know a parent who unschooled, and never did math in high school (ever!) But his son ended up knowing pre-algebra. On his transcript was "Pre-algebra" even though he hadn't done math since 5th grade. There are times when things will go on a transcript because you as the parent are 100% confident that it is accurate and true. On the surface, "professionals" may not understand. But I encourage people to go with their heart. If you have thought through your reasoning, then trust yourself to do the right thing. If you know it to be true, just be honest on your transcript. Don't leave something off just because you are afraid of a "professional."