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    Filed at 10:36 pm under by dcobranchi

    Good riddance to this retiring MT educrat:

    Maddux lined up on the unpopular side of last year’s home-schooling fight when she supported Sen. Don Ryan’s bill that, in part, required testing for home-educated children.

    “It went down in flames,” she said of the bill that never got out of committee.

    Still, she’d do it again. No Child Left Behind requirements are just one example of proof that cannot be provided when a child is home-schooled.

    “There is no support in my office records to say home-schooled kids are better educated,” she said.

    “I’m an advocate for quality. I don’t care if people want to home school, but they better meet the same level of quality … It comes back to our founding fathers in the Constitution. They didn’t give us privilege alone. They gave us privilege and responsibility.”

    I hope somewhere in Montana, home educators are throwing her a going away party. And if they’re really super nice folks, they might even want to invite her.

    3 Responses to “BUH-BYE”

    Comment by
    June 28th, 2005
    at 12:08 pm

    heh, I don’t plan on having the ‘same level of quality’ as any public school. I plan on doing much better.

    Comment by
    June 28th, 2005
    at 12:23 pm

    I noticed that, too. The original title for this post was “SETTING THE BAR LOW.”

    Comment by
    June 29th, 2005
    at 4:26 am

    Isn’t the know child left behind for schools who accept federal funding?????? Well since we recieve no such funds we do not have to lower ourselves to their standards now do we????