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    Filed at 12:57 pm under by dcobranchi

    Is this kind of surveillance typical of PS-at-home programs?

    The number of students who are being home schooled in Mohave County has dropped dramatically. In 2001, there were 1410 home schooled students, in 2004, the number dropped below 700 this year.

    On-line academies contribute to the drop in home schoolers. Schools run through the Internet are state funded charter schools that File said are a good alternative to home schooling. Such schools are available for all grade levels, from kindergarten to grade 12. High school students earn a diploma at an on-line academy, while home schooled students must take the GED test and do not receive a diploma. The on-line schools are monitored, so that students must continue to work throughout the day, and cannot turn on their computer and go out skateboarding.

    6 Responses to “THEY KNOW WHEN YOU’VE BEEN SLEEPING”


    Comment by
    Chris
    March 25th, 2005
    at 1:40 pm

    Like that wouldn’t be hard to defeat. All you need is a script on your PC that pings the specififed IP address every 5 minutes, or reloads your brower for you.


    Comment by
    Ulrike
    March 25th, 2005
    at 2:09 pm

    What, no commont on this? “High school students earn a diploma at an on-line academy, while home schooled students must take the GED test and do not receive a diploma.”


    Comment by
    Tim Haas
    March 25th, 2005
    at 2:37 pm

    I just saw it as a simple mistatement of fact.


    Comment by
    Jeanne
    March 25th, 2005
    at 2:48 pm

    >>>

    Does anyone else get chills reading this? A whole new version of “big brother watching you.” My kids aren’t overly into skateboarding, but it makes me want to dispatch them immediately.


    Comment by
    J Aron
    March 25th, 2005
    at 6:23 pm

    Yeah – what’s the difference between that and what Martha Stewart has on her ankle?


    Comment by
    Eric Holcombe
    March 26th, 2005
    at 11:17 am

    Less chafing?