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DUDE, IT’S BEEN SIX YEARS

Filed at 6:17 pm under by dcobranchi

It’s OK to admit you’re a home educator:

The family moved to College Station from Shreveport, La., in 1999. The girls are home-schooled by their mother. “I’m dyslexic, and I wanted the kids to learn phonics,” Wendi Lamphear said. “Shreveport didn’t teach phonics, so I home-schooled them.”

“We reevaluate that every year,” Barry Lamphear said. “Public school has a lot of things to offer.”

So, was the reporter asking leading questions to prompt a certain response, or does Dad still have issues after all this time?

5 Responses to “DUDE, IT’S BEEN SIX YEARS”


Comment by
COD
September 18th, 2005
at 7:16 pm

Maybe he is just being PC and taking the path of least resistence?


Comment by
Anne
September 19th, 2005
at 2:16 am

You mean no one here ever feels like they need to say thinks like “public school has a lot of things to offer” when they’re talking to friends whose kids aren’t homeschooled?

It’s not always a question of having issues. It can be a question of being polite.

To be fair, I have been accused of being overly nice at times — usually by people not in my immediate family.


Comment by
Tim Haas
September 19th, 2005
at 8:43 am

You mean no one here ever feels like they need to say things like “public school has a lot of things to offer” when they’re talking to friends whose kids aren’t homeschooled?

Not me. Daryl?


Comment by
Daryl
September 19th, 2005
at 8:58 am

I try not to criticize the g-schools to parents who still have kids in the system (unless they criticize home edudcation, first). To a reporter, I certainly wouldn’t praise them.


Comment by
Tim Haas
September 19th, 2005
at 9:24 am

Trying not to criticize isn’t at all the same thing as feeling as if you have to say something nice. But it is true that, like Daryl, I don’t go around slagging off the g-schools without provocation.