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WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD

Filed at 5:31 pm under by dcobranchi

I have a feeling the parents told the g-schools exactly what they wanted to hear:

Home school report

The board received a summary of the home school survey completed by community education director Lisa Ippolite.

Twenty-two families in the district home school their children, which totals 40 children overall. Seven families, or 12 children, had a disconnected phone, or no phone number was listed. Four families, or eight children, were not reached. Eleven families, or 20 children, participated in the survey.

Ippolite noted that parents chose to home school their children mainly because they felt it was the best option for their children. They also felt they had control of what subject matter was taught (i.e., sex education, evolution, religion). Negativity toward public school was not a factor in home schooling.

Eight families said they had previously attended a public school, six of whom had attended Chetek. Two families will return to full-time Chetek enrollment.
Suggestions for educational programming included the following: eliminate human growth and development; add more summer school; and add drama, advanced reading, sewing, and other electives.

2 Responses to “WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD”


Comment by
Andrea
May 24th, 2006
at 6:46 pm

It’s like they’re saying, “It’s not you, it’s me. Can we still be friends after we break up?”


Comment by
John Thomas
May 24th, 2006
at 10:35 pm

Funny. Maybe it’s just me, but we’re homeschooling because we want what’s best for our kids AND we have problems with government schools (John Taylor Gatto, anyone?).

I guess I’m the oddball on this one.