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OXYMORON AND IRONY OF THE DAY

Filed at 11:59 am under by dcobranchi

First, the oxymoron:

Public home-schooling in the Valley is popular and growing fast. Roughly 1,100 kids are enrolled this year in the Mat-Su Borough School District’s home-based education programs and at least 200 more are expected to join when the new Twindly Bridge Charter School opens in the fall.

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Parents who opt to home school through the MSB School District receive assistance from certified teachers to develop curriculum and track student progress. Unlike independent home school, which is also very popular in the Valley, public home-school parents receive government funding at 80 percent of the cost it takes to educate a standard public school student.

And the irony? The name of the paper is The Frontiersman. Such hardy souls they be nowadays.

2 Responses to “OXYMORON AND IRONY OF THE DAY”


Comment by
don
March 25th, 2005
at 5:11 pm

I agree that the term is not very accurate, but at least they are differentiating between independent homeschoolers and those who are doing public-school-at-home.


Comment by
Grump
March 26th, 2005
at 5:56 pm

“Unlike independent home school, which is also very popular in the Valley, public home-school parents receive government funding at 80 percent of the cost it takes to educate a standard public school student.”

THEY GET PAID TO HOMESCHOOL????