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    Filed at 1:08 pm under by dcobranchi

    The Delmarva Daily Times must be running a series on home education. The latest entry is all about the “S”-word. I’m impressed; they actually found an educrat who is more negative than Rob Reich:

    “Attending school is an important element in the development of the ‘whole child,’ ” said Dennis Evans, an education professor at the University of California-Irvine. “Schools, particularly public schools, are the one place where children of all the people come together.”

    Evans said a home-schooled student having only limited interaction with people other than their family will stunt personal growth.

    “The isolation implicit in home teaching is anathema to socialization and citizenship,” he said. “It is a rejection of community and makes the home-schooler the captive of the orthodoxies of the parents.”

    The rest of the piece is mostly harmless, though I could have done without the Drehmer quote.

    One Response to “MUST BE A CALIFORNIA THING”

    Comment by
    Eric Holcombe
    March 22nd, 2005
    at 4:05 pm

    ….I wouldn’t understand :o)

    “I could have done without the Drehmer quote”

    I’ll take it as a compliment. Aren’t home educators “funny” by default (in a non-lemming sort of way)?