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    Filed at 9:13 pm under by dcobranchi

    I think this editor believes he’s on our side.

    Should there be standards for home schools? Surely. But should there be a school-district overseer in every home where parents are teachers? That’s a little too Draconian.

    Should home-school students be tested? Of course. But making them take standardized tests that are designed to evaluate schools seems out of line. We need reasonable testing of basic skills such as reading and mathematics to ensure that graduates of home schools are equipped to function in our complicated world.

    But that needs to be accomplished in a way that makes sense to home-school families as well as to the Legislature. It can’t be forced on them willy-nilly — or it will have the unintended consequence of forcing them out of the system and further away from reasonable monitoring.

    One overriding principle to remember in this debate is that the state and schools are not the bosses of parents — it’s the other way around.

    Well, at least he got one sentence right.

    One Response to “DISCOURAGING WORDS SPOKEN HERE”


    Comment by
    Ogre
    February 22nd, 2005
    at 7:40 am

    Yeah, he’s clueless. How is it you can have a standard without enforcement?