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    Filed at 5:21 am under by dcobranchi

    Someone wake me when this Heritage.org white paper on home ed is over. It’s harmless, if a bit dull.

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    Comment by
    April 4th, 2008
    at 7:16 am

    I gotta say, after some of the writing I have seen lately full of rhetoric, hyperbole, and enough strawmen to populate every corn field in Kansas, and nicely boring but factual article is a breath of fresh air. 😀

    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    April 4th, 2008
    at 9:35 am

    I paid particular attention to the “Fiscal Impact of Homeschooling” section and I am not quite so sure it’s just “harmless” or boring to frame the facts this way . . . two quick points to ponder:
    1) money not spent in the edu-industrial complex is not “saved” but “lost” in the view of that subeconomy’s powerful and active political interests. Emphasizing what hsing prevents them from getting their hands on to budget, is a red flag in front of a bull, not a smart defense against government entanglements.

    2) demographics are against the argument about hsers and capital outlay for facilities; we’re peaking into a multiyear downturn right now, and I’d prefer the declining enrollment managers not notice a couple million handy bodies that could fill those seats with the stroke of a compulsory pen.

    Just sayin’ . . .