Thursday, May 13, 2010

Making my Blood Boil

The Good Morning America show on "Unschoolers" is fueling a campaign for tougher homeschool regulations by the editorial board of The Sun Herald. ‘Unschooling’ is a lazy parent’s idea of education - Editorial -

1 comment:

  1. From a logistics perspective, if one were truly concerned about the educational welfare of children, wouldn't it make more sense to put a higher priority on transient families who WANT public education for their children?

    If you've looked at public school registration processes, you know how daunting they can be. And ours requires two recent printed bills as well. Imagine yourself moving place to place each month, or even being homeless and finding a new place each week. The schools need lots of paperwork, shot records and about a ton of other things before a child is even in the "system." Then it takes central office another week to process the paperwork.

    I can see from an "outsider" perspective that unschooling can seem a little odd, but if it truly only consists of about a tenth of homeschoolers, and homeschoolers are only two percent of the population... how many kids would we really be talking about here? Guessing mayyybe a couple hundred or so in the whole state. Mayyybe.

    I think this newspaper just wants to make a name for itself by alarming the populace. There are other more pressing concerns but transients? Poor people who need help coordinating social services? Bo-riiiing. (Those lazy parents just need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps... I can see the comments in that imaginary news story already...)


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