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    Filed at 4:38 pm under by dcobranchi

    Check out this review of the movie “Spellbound”:

    Spellbound (Columbia TriStar, 2002) – The hit documentary about the 1999 national spelling bee features Emily Stagg of Hamden among the eight contestants profiled. The winner was not one of the eight because his parents, who home-schooled him, would not cooperate with the filmmakers. George Thampy’s victory has made him the poster boy for the militant home-schooling movement, as though it proves the inferiority of public schools. I don’t agree, but if that’s their argument, they should accept Thampy’s horrible speech impediment as another result of home schooling. Not rated.

    Militant homeschooling? I wonder what Larry Williams has against homeschooling.

    2 Responses to “AN AXE TO GRIND?”

    Comment by
    January 22nd, 2004
    at 8:20 pm

    I guess the idea that some people aren’t obsessed with their 15 minutes of fame is completely foreign to those in the business. Last year when ESPN was trying to get us on the air they told us that the fact we didn’t want to do it made us much more desirable as guests because so many people will do anything to be on TV for a few minutes.

    Comment by
    Tim Haas
    January 22nd, 2004
    at 9:45 pm

    Bravo to refuseniks! My new rule with all media is: If I can’t control the final product, I don’t do it.