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  • HEY, TIM!

    Filed at 7:22 am under by dcobranchi

    If the home educator’s description is accurate, this is blatant discrimination.

    Open classes at Brookdale

    It’s time Brookdale Community College enters the 21st century when it comes to home-schooled students. High school students who are sophomores and above are able to take courses at Brookdale, but my daughter, who is home-schooled, has met with nothing but obsta-cles.

    Brookdale is the only New Jersey community college closed to home-schooled students. The Home School Legal Defense Association has asked Brookdale to change its policy but has not been successful.

    Brookdale requires a high school transcript and approval from a high school guidance counselor for admission to these classes. As I tried to explain to both Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J., and Monmouth County Freeholder Theodore Narozanick, home-schooled students should be able to supply PSAT or other standardized test scores and the parent-teacher’s signature.

    My daughter is a bright, motivated student who deserves the same privileges as other Monmouth County students. I pay taxes to support Brookdale, and I have paid for the one course my daughter has completed there. I would like Brookdale to change its policy and make it easier for home-schooled students to attend classes.

    Laurie Klett


    Are there any friendly legislators up North who could lean on the CC?

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