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    Filed at 2:38 am under by dcobranchi

    With a little more notice, I might have been convinced to attend this event (with my “Press” badge firmly wedged in the band around my fedora, of course):

    On Saturday, May 14, 2005, parents from across the Raleigh-Durham area are invited to attend a free, day-long Innovation in Education Expo hosted by K12 Inc. The Expo is designed for families who are interested in homeschooling and the K12 learning program. It is also an opportunity for home school families in the local area to meet, share ideas and experiences and hear more about K12. Moreover, the Expo is an excellent opportunity for families to learn more about the option of homeschooling and find out how K12 is helping to provide a high quality program to thousands of homeschool families across the country.

    8 Responses to “FIRE THE PUBLICIST”


    Comment by
    Anonymous
    May 14th, 2005
    at 2:59 pm

    I saw this article and I almost noted it for NCSW, then I thought K12 can be bought by parents that homeschool their children. I wouldn’t argue that someone who uses it isn’t homeschooling their children. I have nothing against the curriculum or against hsers that use it. If it has been paid for with govt. or taxpayer money, then I would have to say that it is a public funded program and students who are enrolled are public school students and cannot be homeschooling. Daryl, did I miss something in the article? I noticed this at the end and saw that there was a distinction between homeschools and virtual schools:
    >>> More than 15,000 students nationwide are currently using the K12 learning
    program in a variety of learning environments, including traditional schools,
    virtual (online) schools, and homeschools.>>>

    Annette
    National Charter School Watch list:
    groups.../NCSW/


    Comment by
    Chris
    May 14th, 2005
    at 3:48 pm

    “Franco DiLuzio: Interior and space designer expert Franco DiLuzio, who can be seen on HGTV’s Mission: Organization, will provide attendees with tips on how to set up an excellent and organized teaching environment.”

    I think the couch and kitchen table is a quite effective teaching environment.

    Anybody wanna bet that this particular speaker will be showing yu how to make your home look and feel for like a school?


    Comment by
    Anonymous
    May 14th, 2005
    at 6:54 pm

    I just want to make sure that we don’t confuse traditional homeschool students (those who are most comfortable running a classroom in their home with a set curriculum) with cyber charter students who may be using the same curriculum. I try to keep going back to the program and not the people who are using the programs, though a little more confusing with K12 I think.
    Annette
    National Charter School Watch list:
    groups.../NCSW/


    Comment by
    Melissa H
    May 14th, 2005
    at 7:10 pm

    And will you be reporting on the NCHE conderence in two weeks? That should be a hoot. Maybe they can persuade you to the ID camp (not).


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    May 14th, 2005
    at 9:42 pm

    There was no confusion on my part. This blurb was aimed at home educating parents. The problem is that the conference was scheduled for today. Raleigh is only an hour away. With a bit more notice I might have rearranged my schedule to check it out.


    Comment by
    Anonymous
    May 14th, 2005
    at 11:01 pm

    Daryl,
    I’m trying to understand. Isn’t it ok if K12 addresses their blurb and marketing to home educators? K12 is for available for both homeschoolers and virtual charter students. The problem isn’t the curriculum or the people that use it, it’s the marketing of cyber charters as homeschools. I don’t think the article did that. It distinguished them. I see it that you can have homeschoolers and cyber schoolers doing the same curriculum, but there can still be a difference of what educational choice a student falls under.
    In Maine we don’t have charter schools, and I know people who are using the Core Knowledge curriculum even though the parents are buying all the curriculum versus receiving it thru public funds.

    Annette
    National Charter School Watch list:
    groups.../NCSW/


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    May 14th, 2005
    at 11:05 pm

    Aneete,

    It was a joke.


    Comment by
    Anonymous
    May 14th, 2005
    at 11:19 pm

    LOL. sigh…LOL
    Ok. 🙂
    Annette