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    Filed at 6:05 am under by dcobranchi

    I really hope Jana drops in and sees the damage being done when she and other cyber-parents insist on misusing the term “homeschooling.” A few quotes from the latest confusion:

    Having filled a small book with answers to questions posed by San Marcos Unified School District administrators, the leaders of a new charter school have satisfied the school board as to the worth of their plan for home-based education.

    …But before the board granted its approval, Bayshore educators had to answer a sheaf of questions as broad as how they would train parents in “effective teaching strategies,” and as specific as where its special “cyber aerobics” fitness equipment would be situated.

    …The home-schooled children will take the same standardized tests given at all California public schools. If Bayshore fails to meet the targets for growth set by the state and measured by the Academic Performance Index, the school will forfeit its charter.

    …Bayshore educators, who call it “the next phase in home education…”

    So much for George’s idea of finding our own word, eh?

    I’ve got a better idea. Why don’t they just refer to what they do as cyber-schooling? It’s accurate and precise. But I guess that wouldn’t serve the educrats’ purposes. And those “free” computers are oh so nice.

    2 Responses to “SEE WHAT WE MEAN”

    Comment by
    April 29th, 2005
    at 7:24 am

    I don’t think in this school and in many other similar types of home-based charter schools in CA, that cyber schooling is the appropriate term. That is why I am concerned about the term “homeschool charters”. So far it seems to turn up only in CA as far as I can tell. I think AK has similar programs or is making some “progress” towards what CA has.

    Comment by
    April 29th, 2005
    at 10:01 am

    If you take all of the potential for equivocation out of controversial issues, you’ll ruin all of the politicians’ fun.