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    Filed at 1:48 pm under by dcobranchi

    Rev. Jim has declared victory over the vile homeschoolers. He says we called him names and couldn’t engage in civilized debate. I’ve called him on it, since he started with the name-calling and has refused to allow comments to show up on his blog. I’ve challenged him to be a man and show his face here. Fat chance.

    UPDATE: Chris got a comment through, but Rev. Jim is every bit as slow as his Taxi namesake. He thinks we’ve been having a conversation. Here was my response:

    Then why bother to have a comments section? Without Trackbacks, it’s difficult to impossible to have a discussion on two different blogs. Blogs work best when there is “free speech” out in the open where everyone can see it. You moderated (and deleted) nearly all of the comments we tried to make. I didn’t get nasty until you ignored the comments and called us “silly dillettantes.” Are you really so afraid of a bunch of know-nothing home educators? Oh, BTW, I have initials behind my name, too: Ph.D. And I’ve been an adjunct faculty member (Adjunct professor? Don’t flatter yourself.) I’m not impressed with the initials or the title. Now, if you really want to have a discussion, open up the comments. Or, if you’re too scared to do that, feel free to come by my blog. My comments are completely unmoderated. You see, I have the courage of my convictions.

    7 Responses to “A CHALLENGE”

    Comment by
    April 27th, 2006
    at 2:02 pm

    Being a Christian myself, I’m trying to see the “fruit” in Rev. Jim’s all-out war on homeschooling. Guess what? It’s not there. I see a prideful man taunting a group of people and then hiding. Not Christian at all. My Bible says, Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. I think that would apply in Rev. Jim’s case.

    BTW, I enjoy reading your blog!

    Comment by
    April 27th, 2006
    at 3:13 pm

    Civilized debate–hmmph! He is the one who has disallowed comments and deleted whole entries when he gets called on something.

    Comment by
    carolyn smith
    April 27th, 2006
    at 3:47 pm

    I left him a comment. There was nothing accusatory or offensive about it at all. I thought it was a reasonable, polite commentary on homeschooling and the state of public schools.(I should know about them-I worked in them for years). Guess what, it never showed up either. So how can he accuse homeschoolers of calling him names when he won’t let tame commentaries from homeschoolers show up either for the sole reason that they disagree with his opinion. So much for discussion…

    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    April 27th, 2006
    at 3:49 pm

    Yeah, he’s a wimp with a big ego.

    Comment by
    April 27th, 2006
    at 4:54 pm

    I posted my own opinion of him over at my own place. I don’t know that my own personal opinion is going to help the conversation, and I’m okay with that. Because of that, I decided to keep it in my own house. If nothing else, he can’t as easily lump us together, I hope.

    Comment by
    April 27th, 2006
    at 7:44 pm

    My response – in case it doesn’t make it through.

    Two separate conversations on two separate weblogs is not even close to the same thing as a threaded conversation in one place – and you are being very disingenuous if you expect any of your readers to believe that it is.

    I know for a fact that you blocked more than a couple of polite, to the point comments on your original homeschooling post. It’s obviously your right to not accept comments – and really, I don’t care if you do or don’t. However, I will call you on it when you are being dishonest, and disparaging me, at the same time.

    Comment by
    May 5th, 2006
    at 1:12 pm

    He’s deluded.

    Another example of someone trying to take away free-market choices from consumers.

    I think all parents should seek alternatives to government schooling. For some, that might be supplementary education; for others private schools; for others, homeschooling.

    At any rate, such choices should be promoted in a free-market context and encouraged for parents who want their kids to succeed in the New Economy.

    Government schools are not preparing students to compete in the New Economy, and yet Rev. Jimmy seems to be preaching unabashed faith in government education. Go figure!