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BLAST FROM THE PAST

Filed at 9:03 am under by Tim Haas

Somebody popped into the morgue, dusted off a piece from 1997, threw in a couple of web references, and ran it:

More families are taking their children’s academic destiny into their own hands. Literally.

Consider the Orso family, who last month began home schooling their two children, ages 7 and 11.

“I don’t want to say schools aren’t doing their job, because they are,” said Bernadette Orso of Hillsdale, who taught public school for 11 years. “But this is helping your kids as individuals.”

Although New Jersey doesn’t regulate or even keep count of home schoolers, those teaching their own children describe a community growing in number and sophistication, with high-powered New Jersey families joining in.

But one can’t complain too much — no quotes from grave-sounding “experts” warning people away.

3 Responses to “BLAST FROM THE PAST”


Comment by
Daryl Cobranchi
October 7th, 2007
at 12:33 pm

I especially liked the hed. That strange fad is “catching on.” Of course, since NJ doesn’t count HEKs, there’s probably no way to know if it is or not. Perhaps she means relative to 1997?


Comment by
TammyT
October 7th, 2007
at 1:13 pm

You know, I don’t mind the “experts” warning people of the dangers of HSing… keeps out the riff raff, you know.. the riff raff that say “baaaaa.”

If the “experts” start supporting HSing, that’s when we’re in trouble. So, keep up the good work, critics! That’s what I say.


Comment by
speedwell
October 7th, 2007
at 11:21 pm

“I don’t want to say schools aren’t doing their job, because they are,” said Bernadette Orso of Hillsdale, who taught public school for 11 years. “But this is helping your kids as individuals.”

She doesn’t want to say WHAT job the schools are doing. Evidently she believes it isn’t the job of helping kids as individuals.