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    Filed at 2:09 pm under by dcobranchi

    A state legislator who appears to be opposed to home education freedoms is making some noise that we need to be closely monitored because some home educators might teach their kids racist ideas (evidently, g-schoolers are never racist). He claimed that there are even some racist curricula out there. A reader has asked if anyone knows what the heck this guy might be referring to? A quick Google search yielded nada.

    10 Responses to “RACIST CURRICULUM”


    Comment by
    David
    November 5th, 2005
    at 4:56 pm

    Daryl:

    Is this a North Carolina state legislator?


    Comment by
    Daryl
    November 5th, 2005
    at 6:37 pm

    No. I intentionally didn’t name the state so as not to possibly cause trouble for anyone.


    Comment by
    maryalice
    November 5th, 2005
    at 7:55 pm

    This was an argument by Rep. Roebuck in the 2002 informational hearings on a homeschool bill in Harrsiburg, PA.


    Comment by
    Anonymous
    November 5th, 2005
    at 11:55 pm

    Don’t forget that failing to teach your children Spanish, for instance, could be construed as “racist” around here (Houston). Just like having Dad work and Mom stay home could be construed as teaching your kids “sexism.” Teaching your kids in a way consistent with your religion or else preferring to bring them up without God mythology at all isn’t a mark of ideological integrity nowadays because it isn’t “tolerant.”

    You don’t need to DO anything to be labeled “racist,” or “sexist,” or anything else “ist,” in other words. You already are; you just don’t know it until someone without decency or shame decides they want to control you by playing on your decency and shame.


    Comment by
    sam
    November 6th, 2005
    at 10:31 am

    There was a story I read recently about two little blond nazi girls in a band. Their mother had said that they were homeschooled, but it turns out they have never actually been homeschooled. This may have been part of that.


    Comment by
    Dennis O'Donnell
    November 7th, 2005
    at 11:33 am

    Yeah what Sam said about the 2 little blonde girls that are supposedly “promoting racism” was covered by Bill Mahar on his HBO show “Real time with Bill Mahar” on the 28th of Oct. He and 2 of his guests were arguing that these girls had been homeschooled and “dropped the ball” on the hatred that they were displaying to attack home-schoolers in general, saying that we’re all “kooks that damage our children”. I was amazed and shocked that this fellow that I most-times agree with (Mahar), was displaying such ignorance and lack of research on the subject that he was. I was being represented solely by the one republican/right winger on the show, who was stating facts, pointing out that these girls are the exception to the rule, etc. It was quite an eye opener. See, no matter what you believe, the world will pretty much think you’re crazy for home-schooling. Doesn’t really matter in the big scheme of things, but it helped me to feel a bit more “brotherhood” with my Christian brothers and sisters {on the opposite end of the home-schooling spectrum} that are home-schooling, than I’ve ever felt.


    Comment by
    COD
    November 7th, 2005
    at 3:02 pm

    I sort of like it when they think we are kooks. They tend to leave us alone. It’s when the press trumpets us as “becoming” mainstream that I get worried. HS’ing becomes a threat to the status quo if it gets too popular. As long as we are an outpost of religious nuts and burny out hippie unschoolers the omnipotent “they” will most likely leave us alone.


    Comment by
    Dennis O'Donnell
    November 8th, 2005
    at 12:00 pm

    I don’t necessarily mind being seen as a “kook”. I was merely pointing out that we’re all kooks, in the same kook boat. And, you have to admit, that it may not be in our children’s best interest to be popularly known as “having been homeschooled – the kooky way”. I personally feel that if homeschooling became more mainstream, they’d SURELY try to fix up the public schools, and would that be such a bad thing? I say no.


    Comment by
    Lynda
    November 8th, 2005
    at 1:04 pm

    Ah, the joys of having Bakersfield in your home state ~~sigh~~ No, Prussian Blue (Lamb and Lynx) are not homeschoolers. Never have been. Just brings into the light the reason for my continuing rant about clarity in language. They have been enrolled in a PUBLIC SCHOOL charter school. That makes them, in California, LEGALLY public schoolers.

    However, they may be causing this problem also. Mom doesn’t seem to have much in the way of a connection between her brain and her mouth. She’s spouted off in a couple of interviews how she ignored her ES and the state mandated curriculum and put together her own curriculum and was racist. Now, since ABC and quite a few of the racist newspapers and websites and blogs all have her and her little darlings that need a basket to carry a tune featured up front and center, then legislators are bound to take Mommy Dearest at her word about racist curriculum since they also believe her when she says she homeschools.


    Comment by
    Ulrike
    November 8th, 2005
    at 11:51 pm

    My first thought was maybe they’re talking about BJU, which offers curriculum materials for homeschoolers? en.wik...ersity