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ANOTHER ONE- UGH!

Filed at 5:23 am under by dcobranchi

The Philadelphia Inquirer has another really horrible abuse story. Youth Services dropped the ball. Again. To its credit, the paper downplays the homeschooling angle.

3 Responses to “ANOTHER ONE- UGH!”


Comment by
Tim Haas
October 26th, 2003
at 5:02 pm

The piece about it on the CNN website didn’t mention homeschooling at all, nor did that of the local ABC affiliate (I live in the next town over from Collingswood). Think they saw what happened to CBS?


Comment by
Traci
October 26th, 2003
at 7:01 pm

Let’s hope Tim, Let’s hope. However it’s interesting to note that our local Delaware paper that printed the DE story below right outside of Philly ran this story today in our local section of the paper with any mention of homeschooling or the graphic descriptions in this philly/NJ story link.

However, the version in our paper was an Associated Press story not done by a local DE or Philly writer as were the two abuse stories that give the homeschool angle. Maybe it’s the AP press that wised up…CNN & other outlets radio & newspapers often copy AP stories that come across their ticker…thus maybe CNN & others never got the homeschool part.

Does the AP edit locally run stories & condense them for national distribution??? Does anyone know?

It seem’s now that the local guys are still looking to sensationalize local stories to sell local papers or have watch dog clout. Being the only paper in town can make it hard to boycott unlike CBS, CNN, USA today etc…

Our local DE paper had contributed to adding uneeded fuel to a fire over to a DE homeschool political investigation a little while ago that involved illegal daycares that were calling themselves homeschools.
Homeschoolers rallied together & fought suggested fire regulations & child protective oversights as we made it clear that we felt this was a daycare issue not a homeschool issue. But it was a two year back & forth & at times tense situation working w/ the DOE getting them to see where we were coming from.

At first we heard from our politicians that quote” They knew that the majority of homeschoolers like us were doing a good job & therefore shouldn’t have anything to worry about with new homeschool regs & rules. We ahve to protec those kids that fall through the cracks”

They actually believed we’d(HSer’s)think they(gov)were doing us a favor to sort out the good hoemschoolers from the bad ones…& wouldn’t mind more rules YIKES

One thing is clear here in DE our legislature now knows that DE Homeschoolers are watching very closely any legislative action that can affect our homeschool freedom. One of the big pluses that came from a bad situation. Kinda why& how DHEA yankees started… & has now morphed into a well read blog.. Thanks to you Daryl for keeping the light on…:)


Comment by
Tim Haas
October 26th, 2003
at 8:43 pm

Does the AP edit locally run stories & condense them for national distribution??? Does anyone know?

I believe any paper that uses the AP wire service has to allow the AP to take local copy and use it when they want to — actual AP reporters tend to be based in large cities only. I know Philly had an AP bureau in the ’80s — don’t know about now.