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ABSOLUTELY WRONG!

Filed at 12:06 pm under by dcobranchi

In an otherwise decent article about a cyber-charter in Ohio, we get this:

Some critics include home-schooling activists who want to make religious instruction an integral part of their children’s daily education. Because of the constitutional wall between church and state, those parents fear online public education will restrict their ability to teach religion.

Homeschoolers aren’t opposed to cyber charters because we fear that “online public education will restrict [our] ability to teach religion.” We are opposed to the continued confusion that cyber-charters are basically government-supported homeschooling. This confusion, which K12 has assisted, threatens our freedoms across the board. If newspapers and government officials (including educrats) could keep them separate, I think homeschoolers would pretty much ignore the whole thing.

One Response to “ABSOLUTELY WRONG!”


Comment by
Laura
August 21st, 2003
at 10:18 pm

This cyber-school thing looks good for parents who want to homeschool but aren’t actually qualified (as in, are dropouts themselves), or just don’t feel comfortable winging it.

But this is just silly: “Because of the constitutional wall between church and state, those parents fear online public education will restrict their ability to teach religion.” It looks like they think that if the child is g-schooled in the home, then they can’t say grace over dinner. If we’ve gotten to that point in the USA, we might as well bail out now.