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    Filed at 6:33 am under by dcobranchi

    With this exchange Edwards wins my “vote.”

    Elizabeth has announced that you plan to hire a tutor to help home-school your two youngest children, Emma Claire and Jack, in the fall so the family can be together on the campaign trail. Have you realized how many conservative votes you could get if you play up your plans for home schooling?

    I hadn’t thought about that.

    I assume that evolution will not be part of the curriculum.

    It’ll be part of our curriculum.

    Other than thinking about it, have you made any arrangements for home schooling?

    No. We haven’t even talked to the children about it, which we have to do.

    I love how the conservative Iowa home educator automatically assumes that homeschooling equals creationist. Too funny.

    10 Responses to “EDWARDS FOR PRESIDENT”


    Comment by
    Unique
    April 6th, 2007
    at 8:00 am

    Hey! Where can I apply?

    I have a BS in biology with a minor in chemistry. I’ve also tutored reading with training from Laubach Literacy & Woodland Hall Academy.

    Got links?


    Comment by
    Myrtle
    April 6th, 2007
    at 8:04 am

    “It will be a part of our curriculum,” is ambiguous.

    Evolution is a part of Jack Chick comics.


    Comment by
    lori
    April 6th, 2007
    at 8:17 am

    “Walter Shapiro is Salon’s Washington bureau chief. A complete listing of his articles is here.”

    I don’t think the interviewer was a conservative Iowan home educator.

    😎


    Comment by
    Unique
    April 6th, 2007
    at 9:06 am

    I believe in Creation AND Evolution. They are not mutually exclusive.

    And I’m not the only one … … …


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    April 6th, 2007
    at 1:44 pm

    See Newsweek April 9 — whether you believe in evolution or creationism, you will have a champion quoted (either Rick Warren or Sam Harris.) They argue at length about which of them is more rational, more open-minded, more dogmatic. Unless maybe if you do believe in both, then you might really be on your own!
    🙂
    I blog my own beliefs here.


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    April 6th, 2007
    at 1:47 pm

    To Daryl, heck yeah! Thanksing for posting this.
    Elizabeth Edwards just looks better and better to me. I’ve wished many times frankly, that SHE were the candidate . . .


    Comment by
    Unique
    April 6th, 2007
    at 7:38 pm

    Nope. I do believe in both – and I’m not alone.


    Comment by
    christine
    April 6th, 2007
    at 8:38 pm

    Now, just because the article came out of Iowa, don’t assume it was a dumb ol’ Iowan that said it. Enough stupidity comes out of this state without help, thankyouverymuch. 😉


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    April 8th, 2007
    at 8:26 am

    Unique —

    Of course you’re not alone. You are not part of some marginalized minority.

    Nance


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    April 8th, 2007
    at 8:30 am

    And throwingmarshmallows had a nice comment:

    Liberals homeschool too!

    I have to say that I was dismayed at Mr. Shapiro’s insinuation that homeschooling was limited only to conservatives who do not want to teach evolution. Homeschoolers are a very diverse population and come from all walks of life…democrats, republicans, liberals, conservatives, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Atheists, black, white, you name it. Unfortunately this diversity is not often portrayed accurately in the media.

    As a progressive person and supporter of many liberal causes who has also choosen to homeschool her children, I get very tired at seeing homeschoolers portrayed in such a one-dimensional, stereotypical way. We personally have chosen to homeschool for the freedom that it gives us (and yes, we do teach evolution as do the majority of the homeschoolers in the groups to which I belong). We enjoy the freedom to let our children learn on their own timetable and follow their own interests. The freedom to spend more time together as a family. The freedom from the ridiculous trend towards testing and accountibilty that is taking the place of an education that takes into account the individuality of the child.

    I applaud the Edwards family for choosing to homeschool their children as a means for keeping their family close during this hectic time. It is a shame that this is seen as such an anomaly by those on the left…there are more of us out there then many would lead you to believe.

    Although I am personally a Barack Obama supporter, I believe that Edwards brings a lot to the debate. I am enjoying this political race because it is nice to finally have democratic candidates that are willing to voice their own convictions.
    — throwingmarshmallows