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Filed at 7:38 am under by dcobranchi

I really enjoy FindLaw’s regular legal analysis columns (yes, Scott, I read this kind of stuff). Today’s, on a couple of First Amendment cases is particularly appropriate for HE&OS as it deals specifically with g-schools and the Establishment Clause. My one problem with the piece, though, is the homeschooling bit:

The Political Context: Using Equality Principles to Further Christian Ends

Turning to the political context, the CEF case was brought by the Christian Legal Society on the merits, with the National Legal Foundation, another Christian organization, submitting an amicus (friend of the court) brief. These two organizations are part of a larger movement dedicated to re-introducing Christianity into the public schools — and, failing that, to siphoning public funds from the public schools to private religious schools and home-schoolers.

I couldn’t find anything where the CLS has called for public funding for home education. Their website doesn’t seem to have a search function (BOO! HISS!), so it might be buried. What kind of legitimate organization would work to destroy home education by pushing for public funding?

So, how ’bout it? Anybody know of any push for homeschooling to be publicly funded?

4 Responses to “REALLY GOOD EXCEPT…”


Comment by
Spunky
August 24th, 2006
at 4:33 pm

What kind of legitimate organization would work to destroy home education by pushing for public funding?

Misinformed do gooders who have no understanding of what it’s all about.


Comment by
freerangelife
August 24th, 2006
at 8:12 pm

“So, how ’bout it? Anybody know of any push for homeschooling to be publicly funded?”

She’s probably talking about cyber charters, because, you know, that’s homeschooling, too. [Insert eye-rolling icon here.]


Comment by
Mary
August 25th, 2006
at 11:27 am

NJ’s proposed SENATE, No. 1803

INTRODUCED MAY 8, 2006
Sponsored by:
Senator GERALD CARDINALE
District 39 (Bergen)
SYNOPSIS
Revises State funding formula for public education and provides funding for
nonpublic school pupils and pupils being home schooled.

Cardinale is the same Senator that introduced the Parental Rights Amendment for HSLDA a few years ago.


Comment by
NMcV
August 26th, 2006
at 11:42 am

Cardinale’s proposal is dead in the water. People are already being taxed out of their homes. There’s no money to pay tuition for all those kids in neighborhood parochial schools, let alone the private schools, the upscale prep schools, and then we relatively few homeschoolers.

He knows that, too. So the question is, why? Who’s he trying to impress?