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    Filed at 6:13 pm under by dcobranchi

    With a boner like this in the lede, the rest of the piece doesn’t hold much promise:

    People once thought that home schooling was a result of extremist-religious groups and isolationism. Today, home schooling enrollments double each and every year in the United States and internationally. The reasons why are that the quality and variety of curriculums and programs are truly remarkable, and because virtual classrooms are the future of public and university education.

    Yeah- it didn’t get any better. In fact, it might have even gone downhill, as it concludes with an ahistorical note:

    It is a sad day when one realizes that being an ordinary American citizen now mandates being a government watchdog, but, in fact, it does.

    When have Americans not had to keep an eye on the government? “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”

    *I never promised anything about baseball references.

    2 Responses to “OUT AT FIRST*”

    Comment by
    Tim Haas
    January 31st, 2005
    at 6:54 pm

    I never promised anything about baseball references.

    Hey, that’s dirty pool!

    Comment by
    January 31st, 2005
    at 9:52 pm

    That may well be a clue as to why we’re in the situation we are in, with the gov’t much farther into our homes and lives than it ought to be. People quit watching, forgot that we must always be “watchdogs”.