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    And it’s from NC. (Is there a bonus payment for the mom pointing with her thumb?)

    It’s a fair piece, but it includes far too many quotes from the teachers’ union president for my taste:

    Not all groups are as positive about the growth of home schooling. Some say home schools draw a disproportionately high number of white, middle- to upper-income families.

    “I don’t want to lose any of the parents who can bring about more resources for public schools,” said Eddie Davis, president of the N.C. Association of Educators, which represents 70,000 public school teachers and administrators. “But those are the ones who are interested in going [to non-public schools.]”

    …Home-schooling families may get some benefits, said Davis of the N.C. Association of Educators. But he said home-schoolers don’t get access to the resources and socialization they would have at public schools.

    …Davis applauded the home-school community for providing more activities to students. But he said they and private school students are missing out on the interaction with children of different backgrounds and opinions that are so important to later life.

    “If you’re not at a public school, you don’t get a chance to be with students who are handicapped or who are more economically disadvantaged,” Davis said. “That’s important as a way to understand the value of diversity.”

    I guess there are no handicapped or poor HEKs. Can someone please smack that guy upside the head?

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