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IT’S RAG ON HSLDA DAY

Filed at 9:39 pm under by dcobranchi

here at HE&OS.

I think Mike Farris misses the boat completely in his piece in favor of parents controlling what their kids are taught in the g-schools:

First, we should be very glad that we have decided to homeschool our children. If any parents still believe that they have a constitutional right to direct their children’s education inside a public school, these cases demonstrate that such a view is a fantasy. It should not be this way. Parents of public school students should be able to decide to remove their children from sex surveys and assemblies, but according to the federal courts, they have no such right.

He’s right. They don’t , and the courts ruled correctly. If parents are allowed to dictate what is or isn’t taught to their kids, where does it end? If a YECer objects to teaching the Big Bang theory, is the kid excused? And evolution, too? What about the state accountability tests? That material would be covered. So, since the kids are excused from learning the material, they’d have to be exempt from answering those questions on a test. And, of course, they couldn’t be penalized for not answering. That’d be a violation of somebody’s rights, for sure. It would never end.

No, the courts ruled correctly. And there are two possible solutions. 1) Don’t enroll your kids in the g-schools or 2) Get yourself elected Governor or appointed EdSec and then you can dictate what you want taught.

Of course, Mike’s already tried the second route. That didn’t work out so well. Best stick to homeschooling.

4 Responses to “IT’S RAG ON HSLDA DAY”


Comment by
sam
July 29th, 2006
at 1:10 am

Wow, you didn’t read Poe? I love Poe!
My thoughts here are just that it’s sad that schools have to suck so much. There has to be a better way for cummunity resources to come together and better educate children with parental involvement at every level. Or maybe parents should come together with community resources. There has to be a better way.


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
July 29th, 2006
at 11:13 am

Now, I don’t know all of what happened, but why should a child be EXPELLED for this?

They weren’t.


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
July 29th, 2006
at 11:14 am

f this were 150 years ago, Daryl’s comments would seem out of place and absurd. 150 years later, many think Farris’s comments seem out of place and absurd.

As a proud member of the reality-based community, I prefer to live in the 21st century. Farris can have the 19th.


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
July 29th, 2006
at 5:48 pm

Hear! Hear!