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    Filed at 4:31 am under by dcobranchi

    Via email:

    I find it interesting that you have chosen to homeschool even while holding an obvious atheistic viewpoint from the standpoint of your opinionated blog. The largest percentage of home education programs are Christian oriented with a firm believe in creating a moral guideline in an increasingly immoral world. Regardless of what you chose to believe the fact remains homeschool or public education is of no consequence.

    The system of higher education is limited, Harvard, Yale, Princeton is reserved only for those of established gene pool, these universities bring the high echelon of society. There is a hidden monarchy within the United States where those of wealth and influence prevent the lower classes from entering into their royal court. The State University or Community College will not bring the prosperity that these royal families enjoy, only the scraps from their table is allowed.

    While homeschooling is a noble cause it will accomplish nothing much like the system of voting. While we believe our vote matters every branch of government can be bought, our representatives cater only to special interest groups or international corporations. Therefore, much like the political world, the world of education is limited and the success of our children is governed by their family names or geneology not their ambition.

    Rodney Dezarn

    HE&OS gets interesting email, too.

    5 Responses to “LOTD”

    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    January 6th, 2008
    at 10:40 am

    Poor Rodney. So bitter and so misinformed. At least about hsing. 🙂

    And he ain’t got good grammar either.


    Comment by
    January 6th, 2008
    at 12:02 pm

    5 bucks says he is voting for Ron Paul 😉

    Comment by
    January 6th, 2008
    at 7:32 pm

    He forgot to mention the Black Helicoptors that are seen hovering over the home of people who jbow the Truth and tell others!!!!!

    Comment by
    Crimson Wife
    January 7th, 2008
    at 4:50 pm

    Most of the graduates I know of elite universities were the 1st generation in their family to attend such a school. About 90% of the students at Harvard are NOT legacies. Nobody in my DH’s family, for example, attended an elite college except for him. Several of my college friends came from families of modest means and were the first to attend college at all.

    Now I agree that the children of the highly educated and affluent do have advantages during the college admissions process. While I was groomed from a very young age for an Ivy caliber university, my DH only applied to our alma mater because one of his teachers encouraged him to. This despite the fact that he was valedictorian of his class and scored in the top 1% in the country on his SAT’s. So I think the difference is in the expectations for what kids should aspire to. A bright, hard-working kid from a modest background can still win admission to a top school, but he/she is not likely to view it as an entitlement the way that children of privilege do.

    Comment by
    January 8th, 2008
    at 6:20 pm

    Winning admission to an Ivy League school isn’t nearly as difficult as “they” would like you to believe. I applied to 4 “elite” universities (Harvard, Yale, Princeton & Brown) and got admission to 3 of them.

    The problem is not getting admitted, but getting the $$ to attend. While I was offered a partial scholarship to Brown, it was not nearly enough to offset the enormous total cost.

    In the end, I accepted the full ride (which included room & board & books) from a state university. I have no regrets! 🙂