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    Filed at 11:45 am under by dcobranchi

    I am so #@%$# tired of g-school educrats implicating homeschooling in their fight with Bill Bennett’s K12.

    Some public-education advocates are questioning $4 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to launch an online charter school in Arkansas that benefits the for-profit education company founded by conservative icon William J. Bennett. They say Bennett’s firm might have profited unfairly from his political connections, and they claim the federal funds are being used to subsidize education for home-schooled students at the expense of public schools.

    I have no doubt that this is intentional; the NEA has apparently decided that homeschoolers are acceptable collateral damage. In fact, the damage done to homeschooling is probably seen as a side benefit.

    One Response to “LET’S YOU AND HIM FIGHT”

    Comment by
    August 16th, 2004
    at 12:37 pm

    This is definately not a new strategy by the educrats. In PA, April 2001, the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) and four school districts filed a suit challenging the requirement that districts pay for their students who enroll in cyber charters. They claimed that the cybers were basically unregulated homeschooling and did not want to pay. (It’s always about money and control, never about kids with educrats.) The case went through the court system and finally a win for the cyber charters when in November 2003, the PA Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal.