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I’M TORN

Filed at 10:05 pm under by dcobranchi

A mom in NC has started two homeschooling organizations for African-Americans. I applaud her drive but this one raised the hairs on the back of my neck:

I want to stress that home schooling is a wonderful option for families, but parents must be willing and wholly dedicated to teaching their children well. As homeschoolers, parents will essentially become their children’s primary teachers. No one else will teach their children or be responsible for their children’s education but them, so home education is not only a rewarding endeavor, but a daunting one as well. For that reason, it’s important for all homeschoolers to connect with educational advisers so that they can build up an appropriate curriculum including literacy, Math and Science, Gifted Education and English. Since many parents don’t have access to educators in person, we provide the opportunity for parents to garner advice from professionals on our websites.

Thanks but no thanks. Parents are perfectly capable of acquiring curricula and materials without getting the professionals involved. She’s not even a newbie yet- she’ll learn.

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