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Homeschoolers Need Not Apply: Will This Be the Face of Common Core?
Breitbart ^ | 05/07/2014 | Dr. Susan Berry

Posted on 05/07/2014 9:43:59 AM PDT by Rusty0604

An Indiana-based energy distribution group that operates in Ohio has informed the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) that the company will not hire homeschool graduates, a situation that may not only reflect discrimination, but also the possibility that, with a nationalized set of standards such as Common Core, homeschoolers could be shown the door when they apply for jobs in the future.

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TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: academicbias; civilrights; commoncore; commoncorpse; corporateliberalism; discrimination; diversitycouncils; education; homeschool; homeschoolers; homeschoolping; hslda; indoctrination; parentalrights; thoughtcrime
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1 posted on 05/07/2014 9:43:59 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Pretty much brands that company as one that hires ill-educated illiterates, does it not?

What do they produce? (And most probably produce badly, of course.)


2 posted on 05/07/2014 9:46:16 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Rusty0604

What’s the name of this company?


3 posted on 05/07/2014 9:47:48 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Rusty0604

Pretty much brands that company as one that hires ill-educated illiterates, does it not?

What do they produce? (And most probably produce badly, of course.)

Just checked their web site...the word “sustainability” is a great alarm.

Translation: Whatever they produce will be overpriced, unreliable, and a good percent of the profits will go to dim-bulb-crats idiots.


4 posted on 05/07/2014 9:48:43 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Rusty0604

Fourteenth Amendment, anyone?


5 posted on 05/07/2014 9:49:42 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Da Coyote

Just like the slave owners of the 19th century, they knew that uneducated people were easier to control.


6 posted on 05/07/2014 9:50:26 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Da Coyote
Common Core is acdeptance of MEDIOCRITY !!
It is Repackaged CRAP , given a new name !!
Typical of the liberal agenda- just rename it , .. and it keeps comming at you ,
and your children !
7 posted on 05/07/2014 9:51:09 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: Osage Orange

NiSource, Inc.


8 posted on 05/07/2014 9:51:11 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Thanks!


9 posted on 05/07/2014 9:51:55 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Osage Orange

Here is their website:

https://www.nisource.com/about-us


10 posted on 05/07/2014 9:53:06 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Da Coyote

Care to take bets as to when this company goes out of business?


11 posted on 05/07/2014 9:53:53 AM PDT by hsmomx3
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To: Da Coyote

Our Inclusion & Diversity Report

We are excited to share our I&D story. More than 1,000 employees across the organization are actively involved in our I&D efforts through diversity councils, employee resource groups, mentoring programs and I&D community events. We are proud of our achievements and it is this progress that tells the story of what I&D means to NiSource.

https://www.nisource.com/about-us/inclusion-diversity


12 posted on 05/07/2014 9:54:40 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: hsmomx3
Care to take bets as to when this company goes out of business?

Smart companies hire talented individuals, not degrees.

Human Resources people are mostly clueless. They follow fads, opinions, the latest article or 'the market' because the do not understand value.

13 posted on 05/07/2014 9:57:43 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Rusty0604

I just went to that website and it was so replete with the convoluted argot of progressivism that I almost lost my heart-healthy, all-natural, gluten-free, energy-conscious, sustainable, diverse, all-inclusive, multicultural, green lunch!

Eeeeeeeeeyeewwwwwwwwwwww.


14 posted on 05/07/2014 10:01:57 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Rusty0604
"...the company will not hire homeschool graduates..."

That's their loss.
These kids will become smart, hard-working employees for somebody - just not them.

15 posted on 05/07/2014 10:02:18 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Osage Orange

If American parents don’t come out against this CC take over, there is nothing we will fight for, if not our own children.

The election should turn on this issue, if we care to save our kids. If not, well then,.........


16 posted on 05/07/2014 10:04:28 AM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Psalm 73

These home schooled kids will probably start their own company and put the moonbats at NiSource out of business.


17 posted on 05/07/2014 10:05:52 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: Osage Orange

It’s the parent company to a number of gas and electric utilities, including NIPSCO. It’s hard to avoid doing business with them when they’re the only option.


18 posted on 05/07/2014 10:06:56 AM PDT by mongrel
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To: hsmomx3
Care to take bets as to when this company goes out of business?

I'll wager that some home-schooled entrepreneurs will find a good deal on any of this company's worthwhile assets at the fire sale.

19 posted on 05/07/2014 10:10:54 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (No Mo (zilla). I'm going to the Opera instead.)
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To: left that other site

I wonder if it is subsidized with taxpayer money? Gov’t contracts?


20 posted on 05/07/2014 10:14:06 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: kingattax

ping


21 posted on 05/07/2014 10:14:52 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: Rusty0604; metmom

OH, the irony is strong with this one.

Thanks for posting that:

Our Inclusion & Diversity Report

We are excited to share our I&D story. More than 1,000 employees across the organization are actively involved in our I&D efforts through diversity councils, employee resource groups, mentoring programs and I&D community events. We are proud of our achievements and it is this progress that tells the story of what I&D means to NiSource.

https://www.nisource.com/about-us/inclusion-diversity


22 posted on 05/07/2014 10:15:16 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: Rusty0604

If someone is quality home schooled, they won’t be applying for a “JOB” anyway. They will be doing the hiring for their own business.


23 posted on 05/07/2014 10:16:27 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Rusty0604

I don’t consider diversity to be a positive goal unless it’s what your business does for a profit.


24 posted on 05/07/2014 10:17:59 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Rusty0604

It is a publicly owned company (NYSE-NI) that operates in SEVERAL states.

I don’t think this is entirely legal for them to do.


25 posted on 05/07/2014 10:19:24 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: RitaOK

I’m with you on that. Unfortunately, the majority of what has become American “parents” are self-obsessed, prideful, and lazy to the core when it comes to being involved in their children’s education.

So much easier to turn on the idiot-box than actually help Sally with her algebra.

Every single Home Schooled kid I’ve come across has been extremely articulate, educated, and insightful. Public School brats use the words “um, uh, like” in every sentence when asked to describe something.


26 posted on 05/07/2014 10:20:11 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: latina4dubya

Ping


27 posted on 05/07/2014 10:21:58 AM PDT by scripter
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To: Rusty0604
Boy this guy didn't think this one all the way through. No self respecting flunkie that has been brainwashed by the Common Core is going to work for an evil energy company. Dontcha know that they are the cause of the climate change that is going to destroy mother earth?
28 posted on 05/07/2014 10:24:16 AM PDT by notpoliticallycorewrecked (The more I know, the more I realize that how much more there is to learn.)
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To: Rusty0604

Talk about oxymoronic.


29 posted on 05/07/2014 10:29:36 AM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: Rusty0604

A story that plays into where we are now bears recitation. I’m working from memory here and some of the details may not be precisely correct but the take away message has stuck with me all these years.
In August, 1977, a small church in Louisville, Nebraska – Faith Baptist – was raided by armed agents of the state Department of Education for running a Christian school. The ostensible reason for the raid was that they were NOT adhering to the state “requirement” that ALL schools and teachers be “certified” by the state. A judge issued an order that the school be closed. They remained open and the raid ensued. The teachers and 17 students children were terrorized as they were held at gunpoint on the floor. The pastor, one Everett Sileven, was arrested and held in jail for some time.
Public pressure forced his release and he began a crusade the effects of which are still felt today in the Christian and home school communities.
Here’s the take away message about which I have the clearest memory: Pastor Sileven appeared on a TV debate program to defend his church school. Also there was an official of the Nebraska Department of Education.
At one point, either the moderator or Pastor Siliven turned to the school bureaucrat and asked the real reason why the state had such a problem with their small church school?
Without missing a beat, through a sneer anyone who has visited the DMV will recognize, the bureaucrat declared (and I’m paraphrasing):
“Because you are denying the state schools needed money. And because you are educating children outside the public school system, in the world we’re designing for the future, THEY WON’T FIT IN!”
Dwell on those last 4 words for a moment.
If you’re curious about just what that world they were designing might look like, LOOK AROUND.
You’re living in it!!


30 posted on 05/07/2014 10:33:13 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked

I don’t know, it is an energy distribution group, not a producer.


31 posted on 05/07/2014 10:33:29 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Unless they can build an interstate network of natural gas pipelines, I’m thinking probably not. You need federal state and local governments stamp of approval, and it appears that Nisource knows how to keep government at all levels happy. Towing the line on common core is just part of the plan.


32 posted on 05/07/2014 10:43:08 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Rusty0604

Home-schoolers normally go on to college and grad school, don’t they? I haven’t seen any company where they even asked about where you studied before you went to college. They look at your undergraduate and graduate accomplishments.


33 posted on 05/07/2014 10:45:56 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: left that other site

“multicultural,” Lunch...

I hope you didn’t have tacos.


34 posted on 05/07/2014 10:56:24 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rusty0604

Their next brilliant hiring scheme will exclude anyone who doesn’t drive a hybrid vehicle.


35 posted on 05/07/2014 10:57:13 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Rusty0604

Their Facebook page is getting hammered right now!


36 posted on 05/07/2014 10:59:43 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Rusty0604

Homeschoolers are uniquely qualified to be business owners themselves. Turnabout is fair play so they could show common core rubes the door when they come looking for work.


37 posted on 05/07/2014 11:00:00 AM PDT by Teflonic
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To: proxy_user

Yes - 74% of homeschoolers attend college vs. about 45% of those in public school population.

This job only required a high school degree.

The young man had been offered a position, and then it was rescinded because the company decided it had a blanket rule about high school diplomas.

He had certifications AND he had several college courses under his belt, for which he had earned A’s.


38 posted on 05/07/2014 11:00:18 AM PDT by agrarianlady
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To: Osage Orange
What is the name of this company?

20th Century Motors.

39 posted on 05/07/2014 11:01:38 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: goodwithagun

Good to hear!


40 posted on 05/07/2014 11:04:02 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

The HR departments would summarily reject the application and resume from the likes of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates because they lacked the proper credentials. My response would be: Good to find out early that such places would be miserable to work at.

I think for every 1 employer whose up-tight and statist HR department rejects applicants who are anything but orthodox, there will be 10 employers who are savvy enough to actually prefer applicants who went outside of the education establishment in order to thrive.


41 posted on 05/07/2014 11:05:13 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Dick Bachert

Thanks. You need to repeat this story everywhere you can.


42 posted on 05/07/2014 11:06:32 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

So it isn’t what you know, it is how you learned it that matters? It makes sense that a company pushing more expensive, less efficient energy solutions would not want someone who thinks for himself to work for them.

Independent thinkers, critical thinkers need not apply.


43 posted on 05/07/2014 11:08:32 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: Rusty0604

How can they re-write history and develope a nation of communist puppet robots if people who know better continue to care unough about their kids to home school? Hhhmmmmm?


44 posted on 05/07/2014 11:10:21 AM PDT by high info voter
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To: Psalm 73
That's their loss. These kids will become smart, hard-working employees for somebody - just not them.

Homeschoolers will end up owning the company and employing public school graduates to rake the leaves at their homes.

45 posted on 05/07/2014 11:14:21 AM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: Rusty0604

Future trend. But hey, I’d expect to see that if a person isn’t connected on Facebook to the Democrat party, they won’t be considered for a job either.

Its only a matter of time.


46 posted on 05/07/2014 11:16:29 AM PDT by Rich21IE
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To: tanknetter

HA!!


47 posted on 05/07/2014 11:20:26 AM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: hsmomx3

As soon as the gov’t stops subsidizing them?


48 posted on 05/07/2014 11:22:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Da Coyote
Just checked their web site...the word “sustainability” is a great alarm.

The “sustainability” is an indicator that the owner is a hard-core lib who doesn't want home-schoolers because he thinks they are predominantly conservative.

49 posted on 05/07/2014 11:31:16 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Rusty0604

I’d rather hire homeschoolers than the public educated people. Homeschoolers are smarter. Then again, homeschoolers might run their own business, so company is like NiSource can go to Hell.


50 posted on 05/07/2014 12:25:47 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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