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    Filed at 9:43 am under by dcobranchi

    If this young lady decides to go into politics, I’m contributing to the campaign of her opponent.

    Stefanie Bright, a Bentonville senior attending Hendrix College in Conway, was among a group of Hendrix students who recently won second place at the 2005 Congress on Human Relations.

    Bright, a member of the Hendrix Student Congress Delegation, is the daughter of Donna Bright of Bentonville.

    Bright’s proposed bill, which required that all parents of home-schooled children be required to pass an annual home inspection conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, won third place.

    If you want to comment, here’s the link.

    3 Responses to “ONE TO WATCH”

    Comment by
    Henry Cate
    November 19th, 2005
    at 11:09 am

    It is amazing how many people want to set high standards for homeschoolers, but allow public schools to continue to do a really poor job. Our society accepts 3000 drop outs every day from the public school system as normal. Our society accepts that we have one of the poorest public school systems in the world, this is normal. And you can build your own long list of problems with the public school system that most people just accept as the way things are now.

    But when some parents says “I’ve had enough, I am going to make sure my children get a quality education.” people start proposing all kinds of hurdles to jump over. It is such a double standard.

    Comment by
    sam hull
    November 19th, 2005
    at 3:29 pm

    I’ve cooked for a long time and am familiar with the local code that pertains to establishments that serve food, restaurants, schools, etc. My first thought upon reading this was to wonder if we would then be required to follow the same codes that pertain to schools, such as kitchen design. Would “they” be able to single out homeschoolers, or, in the interest of fairness, would all homes then have to be inspected?
    Then I was just insulted, almost incensed even. To suggest that my family will homeschool, with all that entails, but I’m not willing to clean. I don’t see our decision as one of sacrafice, but we could do better financially certainly if we were okay with daycare and gschool, yet I can’t maintain my home reasonably?

    Comment by
    November 21st, 2005
    at 10:17 am

    Stuff like this just blows my mind. Of course, I live in Washington D.C. (See links at end of comment). Instead of trying to impose government institutional standards on private homes, why not focus on getting g-schools to meet the standards already set for them? I know of plenty of government schools that are literally falling apart, and I’m sure that most of you do, too.