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PSA: NC ALERT

Filed at 3:56 pm under by dcobranchi

From NCHE’s website:

Should N.C. homeschoolers report to public school authorities? They will soon, under a plan announced today to a joint appropriations committee – if the committee approves.

Secretary of Administration Gwynn Swinson today presented Governor Easley’s latest budget proposal, which would move the Division of Non-Public Education (DNPE) under the authority of the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), ending twenty-five years of independence for non-public education in North Carolina.

Secretary Swinson explained this as a cost saving benefit and a way to “deal with the proliferation of homeschoolers” in the state. Some committee members expressed interest in increasing oversight of homeschoolers.

There’s more along with contact numbers.

5 Responses to “PSA: NC ALERT”


Comment by
Mika
March 23rd, 2005
at 5:33 pm

Well, welcome to NC!


Comment by
Jeanne
March 23rd, 2005
at 6:55 pm

Daryl, you have immediate work to do to help marshall NC homeschoolers to oppose this : )

I used to live in NC. Having the DNPE is a good thing for homeschoolers, and what they are proposing is bound to create more troubles for homeschoolers.

In case you needed anything to do in your spare time….


Comment by
Rikki
March 24th, 2005
at 12:05 am

ahh, so secretly we know that the *real* reason you chose to move was to be the new superman for home educators in NC. 😉


Comment by
Daryl
March 24th, 2005
at 6:39 am

That’s Hal’s job. I’m just Incrediboy.


Comment by
Mike B
March 24th, 2005
at 2:27 pm

VICTORY IN NC

The legislative budget committee has abandoned any proposed changes to the law that would have placed DNPE under DPI at this time based on the huge response overnight by North Carolina homeschoolers. The DOA will instead schedule a public meeting in a couple weeks with representatives of NC homeschools and private schools to discuss how to best serve their needs with an independant DNPE.

Way to go. People do make a difference!