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    Filed at 8:19 am under by dcobranchi

    Why does this editorial (passwords at right, all caps) in support of the Texas bill blogged below remind me of Michael Corleone embracing his brother shortly before the latter’s one-way fishing trip?

    This newspaper supports public education in Texas and encourages creative reform. In that spirit, a bill introduced this week in the House allowing public schools to open doors to home-schooling families is a welcome attempt at updating a vital institution to fit the needs of today’s students.

    The measure, sponsored by Rep. Brian McCall of Plano, would permit home-schooled students to participate in public school classes and extracurricular activities on a pick-and-choose basis. This makes sense. Home-schoolers are taxpayers, too, and should have the opportunity to partake of services offered by their neighborhood public schools.

    What’s more, this bill would offer parents more options in choosing an educational path for their children. And it would build support for public education among the fast-growing number of home-schooling families.

    Support, vector for regulation and recapture, whatever.

    2 Responses to “I KNEW IT WAS YOU, FREDDO”

    Comment by
    April 23rd, 2005
    at 10:00 am

    This whole situation could be solved across the country if extracurricular were put where they belong – as a community activity – not a public school activity. Sports and clubs should be run by the community (suburb, municpality, city, boro, etc.) and not the public schools. All of our summer “activities” are open to the community here.

    Comment by
    Karen E
    April 23rd, 2005
    at 11:57 am

    I agree with maryalice. When I first read about the idea of removing sports from public schools in “Schools that Do Too Much” by Etta Kralovec, I thought it was too radical, but it really does make sense. Our area of MD has loads of volunteer sports organizations. Taking sports out of public school budgets would free up a lot of money and resources.