Saturday, August 02, 2008

Uncertified guidance counselor hired by public school

A teacher at Long Beach Middle School is suing the school district, the school board and the superintendent because she said they hired an uncertified guidance counselor when there were more qualified, certified applicants.

Nicole Wilson's attorney filed suit this week in Chancery Court and is asking for the district to cancel the contract of the person hired and for the board to hire one of the certified applicants.

The Overachieving Homeschooler's Quiz

The Overachieving Homeschooler's Quiz
By Deborah Markus, from Secular Homeschooling, Issue #3, Summer 2008

Hey, reader! Yeah, you! Are you one of those overachiever homeschooling types that make the rest of us look bad? Take this simple quiz to find out!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Crichton's characterization of homeschoolers disappointing

I really used to enjoy reading Michael Crichton's books, but the way he portrays homeschoolers in NEXT is outrageous.

page 262

"It's David," the principal said. She was a woman of forty. "The child you are homeschooling. Your son Jamie brought him to school for the day.

"yes, to see how he did..."

"And I am afraid he did not do well. On the playground he bit another child.

"Oh dear."

"He very nearly drew blood."

"That's terrible."

"We see this in home-schooled children, Mrs. Kendall. They severely lack socialization skills and inner controls. There is no substitute for daily school environment with peers."

By the way, David the child in question is a transgenic chimp who is being passed off as a human child with Gandler-Kreukheim syndrome (which is a totally made up syndrome to explain David's appearance).

Social Workers Charged in Death of 14 Year Old Girl

Four social workers were among nine people charged Thursday in the death of a disabled 14-year-old girl who authorities say wasted away from neglect before dying at 42 pounds

Monday, July 28, 2008

Homeschooling is not odd, it's about opportunity

Kelly Flynn is wrong on home-schooling issue; It's not odd, it's about opportunity, says Flint Journal guest writer Ed Tate
Click here to read his column.

Funding losses are not Ohio homeschooler’s fault…..

Drop by The Informed Parent and read Funding losses are not Ohio homeschooler’s fault…..

It was reported locally that the administrator’s comments followed a remark about the loss of funding to private schools and home educators. Perhaps the local public school administrator is confusing those enrolled in a public virtual school with home educators? He or she wouldn’t be the first. Except for tax dollars paid by the parents of home educated children, Ohio home educators do not bring money into a district, nor do they take money away from it. They simply happen to live in the district. However, public e-schoolers who live in the district and are enrolled in a statewide e-school that originates somewhere else in the state or country do require local funds to leave a district.