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    Filed at 4:26 pm under by dcobranchi

    In an article about charter schools in Humboldt Co. (CA), we have this throwaway:

    About 7.5 percent of Humboldt County students are attending charter schools, up from 4 percent in 1998-1999, Eagles said. During the same period, he said, the home-schooling population in the county has been decreasing dramatically. About 3 percent of public school students statewide attend charter schools.

    Given CA’s crazy laws in which FTE g-school students are lumped in with homeschooling, this may or may not be significant. Y’all might think this heresy, but I’m not terribly concerned if a parent of her own free will chooses to enroll her kid in a charter school insteead of homeschooling. Homeschooling is not for everyone; if the charter better fits their needs, so be it.

    2 Responses to “I’M NOT SURE WHAT THIS MEANS”

    Comment by
    Tim Haas
    April 25th, 2004
    at 7:50 pm

    Burn him!

    Comment by
    May 1st, 2004
    at 4:46 pm

    I’m only concerned when the g-schools try to take away the choice by confusing parents, making them think charter schools or other govt. programs are the only way to hs. I’ve met people who bought that kind of misinformation.