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    Filed at 6:53 am under by dcobranchi

    Idaho state senator Joe Stegner is at it again. Last year he proposed an ugly bill that would have regulated Idaho homeschools. Home educators were successful in beating it down. Well, he’s baaaack! The current bill is innocuous (as far as home education is concerned). It’s the attitude that gets me:

    “I can’t fight the irrational logic that the home-schooling industry will bring to the Legislature” for trying to require them to register with public school districts, said Stegner, R-Lewiston. “I will fight that fight another day.”

    Please, someone tell me this guy is up for re-election in November.

    4 Responses to “VOTE THIS GUY OUT!”


    Comment by
    don
    September 28th, 2004
    at 8:35 am

    “It started to occur to me that at some point the state of Idaho is going to have some child whose parents kept him out of school under the pretense of being home schooled,” Stegner said. “And at age 21, he’s finally going to sue the state of Idaho for failing to get an education.”

    Talk about irrational logic…Someday somebody might do something wrong, so let’s pass legislation that restricts the freedom of thousands of people.

    How do these people get elected?


    Comment by
    Skip Oliva
    September 28th, 2004
    at 9:59 am

    “Talk about irrational logic…Someday somebody might do something wrong, so let’s pass legislation that restricts the freedom of thousands of people.”

    Um, that’s the basis of almost all economic and social regulation. Legislators and bureaucrats spend their entire professional lives annoyed that they don’t have perfect knowledge of everything.


    Comment by
    Roy W. Wright
    September 28th, 2004
    at 1:16 pm

    Homeschooling industy. Ha!


    Comment by
    CED
    September 28th, 2004
    at 2:02 pm

    Which might prove that the most uneducated homeschooler is brighter than the average high school graduate. There are many Idaho PS graduates who have yet to figure out how to sue the state for their lack of education.