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    Filed at 5:51 am under by dcobranchi

    An editorial in the Joplin Globe has pretty much nothing to say about home education. Seriously. Other than a recitation of some history, this is their entire “opinion.”

    We suspect that the deadly rampage in 1999 at Columbine High School in Colorado and subsequent school shootings also may have raised safety concerns about children for many parents over the past few years and encouraged them to make a choice for schooling their sons and daughters in the security of the home. Furthermore, there are many informational home-schooling sites, including data on curricula, available on the Internet, making it easier to prepare the groundwork for a home school.

    The biggest advantage for home-schoolers, we believe, is that they appear to be self-starters and they have developed their own study habits. Both factors are likely to be helpful achieving success in higher education and in careers. But home-schoolers remain a small segment of the public and private education student body and, for that matter, probably will be well into the future.

    But it would appear that home schooling has made inroads that higher education is just beginning to recognize and appreciate.

    2 Responses to “THEIR NON-VIEW”

    Comment by
    Andrea R. in Missouri
    March 23rd, 2007
    at 10:14 am

    Hey, I’m from Joplin. My sister just started homeschooling there not long ago. Maybe the editorial is all her fault. She was the straw that broke the camel’s back. The schools are now broke without the money they got for incarcerating my niece there.

    Comment by
    March 26th, 2007
    at 5:30 pm

    It’s a fluff piece. Slow news day, maybe?