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    Filed at 7:19 pm under by dcobranchi

    HEM has a terrific article in their May-June issue chronicling just how often cyber-charters (and similar programs) are confused with homeschooling. One to bookmark.

    2 Responses to “ONE STOP SHOPPING”

    Comment by
    Eric Holcombe
    June 28th, 2004
    at 1:57 pm

    Well, I guess the main thing I get from that is “it’s all about the money”.

    Bennett, etc. can make a killing on half the per-student funds with the internet schoolhouse method. The example of the “homeschool” mom lamenting paying $400/year for materials and rejoicing over giving up all teaching freedoms so the virtual school can get $3500 is kinda sad. But so is the fact that the school system pockets a couple G’s for absolutely nothing.

    My new slogan: “If it uses public funds…it’s public school”.

    Daryl, I really didn’t get the concern over misuse of the term homeschooling when you posted on it a while back. It does seem to be somewhat of an easy target for both sides (g-school/charter) to take advantage of. I will be more vigilant in the future.

    Comment by
    June 28th, 2004
    at 5:36 pm

    They’ve started a virtual academy where I live. The district has geared it to homeschoolers.

    I hope people see it for what it is…

    I spend more that $400.00 a year on curriculum. That money is well spent for my children.