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  • IT’S STILL NOT HOMESCHOOLING

    Filed at 7:18 am under by dcobranchi

    The worst graf ever written, contrasting Utah’s e-school with the real thing:

    Utah’s Electronic High School offers courses for ninth- through 12-graders – taught by real teachers in a virtual environment. EHS is accredited and is free to Utah students. Online learners can transfer EHS course grades to traditional public schools or earn an EHS diploma accepted by colleges.

    Just kind of oozes write off the monitor, doesn’t it?

    11 Responses to “IT’S STILL NOT HOMESCHOOLING”


    Comment by
    CS in NV
    August 27th, 2006
    at 1:28 pm

    The Pysnaks haven’t left public education’s fold entirely, though

    They haven’t left it at all.

    Proud to be a faux teacher!


    Comment by
    Annette
    August 27th, 2006
    at 6:01 pm

    I *think* it is homeschoolers accessing a public school program. Florida Virtual School is 2nd to this school. FLVS – appx. 31,000 students, EHS – 51,000. I’m quite sure this isn’t a charter school. There are definitely some differences though that makes me wonder if one can still be hsing while enrolled.
    Seems that you have a Utah reader here, don’t you Daryl?

    Utah state leaders are considering going nationwide with this.


    Comment by
    Annette
    August 27th, 2006
    at 6:04 pm

    For clarity, enrollment in a ps program does not allow for one to *homeschool* thru the program. But some states may allow one to keep the homeschool designation and allow hsing to continue with other classes for which the student is not enrolled for.
    Different at least from FLVS in the aspect that a hser can get a diploma thru the Utah Electronic high school. FLVS doesn’t award diplomas.


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    August 27th, 2006
    at 8:19 pm

    Daryl may or may not have Utah readers, but hasat least a couple from Florida.

    FVS has nothing to do with Utah or with this story, other than it’s ALSO thousands of miles from where Annette homeschools and issues these pronouncements and speculations about education in other states. And it’s not a charter school or related to this topic that I can see. But if anyone wants actual info about it or FL law rather than “wondering, we’re here to ask.


    Comment by
    Annette
    August 27th, 2006
    at 9:24 pm

    JJ wrote: FVS has nothing to do with Utah or with this story

    Well, then JJ you had better notify this reporter the same:
    desere...0.html

    Thanks, JJ for the extra push to finally amend the NCSW group description:
    groups.../NCSW/
    These sections were added:
    “***Various public school-at-home programs are of interest to this list. Our homeschool watching extends beyond charter and virtual charter schools.*** ” & “This is an inclusive group for the benefit of providing a thorough look into the homeschooling/charter school/ps-at-home issue nationwide.”

    Who said anything about needing homeschool info from FL? As far as FLVS, I was finally able to get my questions answered accurately when I called and spoke to a very helpful FLVS administrator last year.

    I guess you can say my hobby and interest is watching ps-at-home programs with an eye on homeschooling. I hope to find representatives from every state (whether hsing or psing-at-home) to become members of NCSW to help in the interpretation of news items and laws of a given state. I officially started my search for hsers input on the Utah electronic high school two hours ago as it has come up on NCSW in June and then here today. So, I hope I won’t be wondering for long. 🙂


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    August 27th, 2006
    at 10:03 pm

    A lving room HSLDA except without real lawyers – grea-eat . . .


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    August 27th, 2006
    at 10:04 pm

    The horse, like Generalissimo Franco, is still dead.


    Comment by
    sam
    August 28th, 2006
    at 10:43 am

    How about we get a giant blender to liquefy that dead horse? Then we can strain out the big chunks, beat them some more, then boil down what’s left until it’s solid enough to beat some more.


    Comment by
    Annette
    August 28th, 2006
    at 12:25 pm

    🙂 What specifically is the dead horse?

    Note order of events:
    first: Annette commented about the issue
    second: JJ slammed Annette
    third: Annette made the connection between FLVS (which extends into states beyond FL by the way) & acknowledged JJ’s inference that the NCSW group description needed a revision
    fourth: JJ slammed the NCSW group

    If my typing anything on this topic is trying to beat a dead horse, than so be it. But perhaps, there isn’t one problem with my comments. I do not want to convince JJ of anything.

    Noting: JJ thinks there are better(?) efforts afoot to address the ps/hs issue. She obviously does not think the NCSW is one of the better efforts. Fine. Apparently, some others disagree. We agree to disagree. Right?


    Comment by
    JJ Ross
    August 28th, 2006
    at 1:08 pm

    LOL Sam!
    Would we still be correct to call it “horse” at that point though?

    I always thought it was curious how different meat has different names from the exact same animal, not only if it’s taken from different places but also if the whole animal is young or old, fat, etc. This confused me no end when I was young, venison and veal etc – only in my dotage around the house did I finally ponder the difference between a fryer and a roaster, then I found out if you cut up a roaster it isn’t (a roaster) anymore, even if you roast it . . .


    Comment by
    sam
    August 29th, 2006
    at 12:31 am

    Possum tartar, possum and grits, possum flambe, possum biscuits, possum and gravy, possum roast, possum and taters, possum samich, possum puffs, possum meringue, possum pot pie, possum spaghetti