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Filed at 1:00 pm under by dcobranchi

This piece out of Utah combines too completely unrelated school-y topics: educating homeless children and homeschooling. Bizarre. And as a bonus, we learn that we “cost” the school district $170,000. Why do private schoolers never have to put up with that canard?

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Comment by
April 17th, 2006
at 2:04 pm

“The superintendent of Absarokee’s schools doesn’t see the number as an anomaly, just a reflection of changing views in a small town. In bigger cities, he noted, they would probably go to a parochial school.”

Ummmmm, NO, most probably would NOT go to a parochial school.

*Why* is homeschooling always thought of as an “alternative” or “better than nothing” choice? For many families, and I would venture to say *most*, it is the perfect, highest level, first-class choice. And personally, I don’t even like to use the word “choice”–there is no “Plan B” for us. I’m sure at least some of those 38 families feel the same.

Comment by
sharon d.
April 17th, 2006
at 2:42 pm

I’m sure it’s true that, even given an ideal parochial school, most hs’ers wouldn’t go there. On the other hand, when a local teaching order of nuns opened a 3-day-a-week private school with traditional Catholic education and very affordable tuition, I was surprised to see how many members of our Catholic hs’er support group immediately enrolled their children. In the Catholic hs’ing community, at least, dissatisfaction with the price and quality of parochial and diocesan schools seems to be an important reason for hs’ing.

Another reason, btw, that it’s a canard that hs’ers are “costing” public schools anything. I don’t believe most Catholic or Evangelical hs’ers would have had their children enrolled in public schools in the first place. You can bet that lots of dioceses are very clear on the fact that hs’ing is “costing” them tuition money!

Comment by
Cindy B
April 17th, 2006
at 3:21 pm

” The primary reason many parents give to deciding to home school their kids is so they can incorporate religion into the lessons. But other parents made the choice so they can provide more oversight and attention for kids who might be having problems in regular public school.”

So people home educate their kids for one of two reasons:
a) religious
b) problem kids

Boy, that author sure did a lot of research! How many home educating parents did he interview, two?