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    Filed at 7:32 am under by dcobranchi

    In “A Tribute to George Wallace,” Dave Gibson tries to tie homeschooling to Wallace’s fight against integration:

    Almost 40 years later, after the virtual collapse of our public schools, there are even more Americans who question the policy of integration. That is evident by the explosion of private schools being built and subsequently filled to capacity in and around the urban centers of this country. There is also the practice of ‘home-schooling’, which is becoming a national pastime. Was Wallace right?

    While I’m sure there are racist homeschoolers- just as there are segregationist doctors, dentists, and even Virginia Beach Deputy Sherriffs, homeschooling on the whole has nothing to do with Wallace or segregation.

    2 Responses to “NOT AN ALLY”

    Comment by
    Eric Holcombe
    September 29th, 2004
    at 9:45 am

    I’m surprised I haven’t read this angle before with the constant reporting of achievement scores by race and programs such as the NCLB requirements for minority students. In my opinion, minorities are now in the same building with everyone else, but they have never really been integrated. We insist on segregating their academic performance, socio-economic status and family history to make sure all is “fair”.
    True, as a group their academic performance is less than the majority on standardized testing. Until they are homeschooled, that is.
    So is their poor performance tied to the public school environment? If so, why wouldn’t the long term results of forced integration (which to me is continual segregation) be a factor?

    “George Corley Wallace was and still is the most beloved figure in the history of Alabama”

    Even I know it’s Bear Bryant…

    Comment by
    September 29th, 2004
    at 8:23 pm

    Gosh, If i were homeschooling to segregate, I could never let my kids play with any of our neighbor’s children.