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    Filed at 6:16 pm under by dcobranchi

    I missed this one but, fortunately, Catallarchy didn’t.

    The Economist on Feb. 26th published a very positive article about the growth of homeschooling in the US. Not a discouraging word in the piece. The closing ‘graf is a classic.

    Yet these arguments point to change in the way the debate is unfolding. It is no longer about whether home-schooled children are losing out, but whether they are doing unfairly well. “Maybe we should subcontract all of public education to home-schoolers,” Bill Bennett, Mr Reagan’s education secretary, once wondered mischievously. That looks unlikely. But America’s home-schoolers represent an assault on public education that teachers everywhere should pay attention to.

    That’s us, alright- unfair competition for the g-schools.

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