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    Filed at 9:40 pm under by dcobranchi

    It opens us up to rants like this. My “favorite” quote:

    The charter school advocates are less interested in their children’s achievement than they are in segregating their children from “them.” They proclaim “United We Stand” but are only united with those of like mind and social standing. These parents are America’s neo-segregationists. If they weren’t, they would be out there fighting for smaller class size for all kids, for smaller schools for all kids, for adult mentors for all kids, personalized learning environments for all kids. But then “their” kids would have to go to school with “them” —- an ethnocentric point the San Marcos school board and others are choosing to ignore.

    I have yet to see any government program worth the headaches and loss of freedom that come part and parcel.


    Comment by
    Melissa H
    May 19th, 2005
    at 9:50 pm

    I have heard from Charlotte a proposal to assign schools based on economic factors so no one school has too many “rich” kids or too many “poor” kids. Imagine having to submit your 1040 to get your school assignment.

    Comment by
    May 20th, 2005
    at 1:28 am

    Does this mean they want a balance of both rich and poor kids at each school? Is it an important socialization exercise for the kids from families willing to waste money on overpriced bedizenment (sneerers) to sneer at the kids from thrifty homes (sneerees) for unexceptable shoes or other sneer-worthy attrocities. Maybe this type of socialization is how the children, rich and poor, “learn their place” and we have free schooling to thank for insuring lessons of this type are dispelled.

    Comment by
    Corbit Norman Jr
    May 20th, 2005
    at 11:42 am

    We as parents do not homeschool our children to seperate, to hide, shelter, or to keep them in the closet as most people say. We home school for the obvious reasons; sex in the halls, drug use, vilence in the halls, oh yea shootings.
    Just to name a few. I would go as far as comparing our current schools to our local prisons the stories you hear anymore is like an episode of OZ!
    And the way I see it they cant take God and prayer out of our home.