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    Filed at 6:35 am under by dcobranchi

    Here’s a nice piece on home education from my old hometown paper, the Wilmington News-Journal. I must be really cynical (or have been blogging for too long) because throughout the entire piece I was waiting for the “expert” opinion on how home education is bad in one aspect or another. Wonder of wonders, no expert quotes. Very nice.

    UPDATE: It’s one of a set. Here’s the other. Now I really am feeling a bit homesick. Jamie Meyer and our daughter Katelyn danced together at First State Ballet Theatre. And Traci Eizember is one of the original DHEA Yankees. (That’s the same “Traci” who comments here on occasion). Very cool.

    3 Responses to “MAKES ME HOMESICK”

    Comment by
    Kendra in NW Jersey
    June 27th, 2005
    at 7:47 am

    Nice article – I think that’s my dad’s cousin’s daughter Jodi quoted as the PennState geographer in the second article (would that be my 3rd, or 4th, cousin?!). Good reason to look her up. Thanks for posting it.

    Comment by
    June 27th, 2005
    at 8:57 am

    Yikes, I don’t really remember saying that “I could hardly care less about keeping up w/ Delaware standards.” That just sounds so in your face. Opps!!! Maybe HE&OS has rubbed off. hahaha 😉 If my daughter were in Public school she’d only be in first grade. Considering she’s finished 2nd this year. I’d say we’d exceed.

    Comment by
    June 29th, 2005
    at 8:08 am

    You might fine it interesting that the article ONLINE had different headlines then the paper version. I sure did, particularly after I had forwarded the online version on to friends who couldn’t believe that I thought it was OK. The PAPER version of the News Journal had the following headlines:

    “Home-school enthusiasts enjoy Del.’s lax regulations” (Front Page “above the fold” headline)
    “School: Mom could care less about state standards” (page 2 headline)
    “Kids sleep later, get classical education” (sidebar headline)

    WOW, now why would the paper have 2 different headlines? Are they trying to slant their readership to a particularly viewpoint about hs’ers as being *LAX*, *Care LESS*, and *SLEEP LATE*?

    Yes, it could have been much worst, and more negative, but it could have easily stated a few positive facts about hs’ing– Does make me wonder what the teacher union is up to?