Your support needed to make strong stand for homeschooling
June 5, 2003 Please join many homeschoolers and their allies who are publicly taking a stand for homeschooling. Why is this necessary? Because homeschooling freedoms are being threatened by the increase in both corporately-owned cyber charter schools and the creation of school district-sponsored programs directed at homeschoolers. Both are designed to bring homeschoolers under the control of public schools.
There are over 1000 signatures in just two days from a purely grassroots effort with no organization! Obviously this has hit a hot button. Heres an alert that was sent to an Ohio homeschool statewide group.
Please pass this around to those who could possibly be interested.
posted on 06/08/2003 7:14:39 PM PDT
Keeping Homeschooling free from government interference--BUMPS!
home school ping!
posted on 06/08/2003 7:23:53 PM PDT
(provacative yet educational reading alert)
I think that this is an attempt to put a crack into the homeschooling movement. You in Ohio and we in Michigan have extremely liberal laws when it comes to homeschooling. If you begin to pit homeschooler against homeschooler, I'm not sure that it won't come back to bite you in the butt.
My nephew is having a great success with the K-12 program which IS a charter in Ohio. Many people have the confidence to educate their children. My nephew and niece-in-law are 24 and were not sure that they could educate their son. K-12 was the answer.
People homeschool for different reasons. I personally am looking at homeschool to keep my daughter out of the element in the district schools. Other people do it for no government control, but if we begin fighting amongst ourselves, we may all lose.
I'm getting into the asbestos suit right now.
posted on 06/08/2003 7:38:45 PM PDT
(God Bless our President, those with him & our troops)
To: homeschool mama
posted on 06/08/2003 8:12:32 PM PDT
(Real conservatives don't defend kiddy porn!)
posted on 06/08/2003 8:49:58 PM PDT
To: Cathryn Crawford
As someone who was homeschooled, what's your opinion about homeschooling in general?
posted on 06/08/2003 9:03:12 PM PDT
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To: steplock; TxBec
posted on 06/08/2003 11:58:22 PM PDT
I have a conflict here. I am for school choice. I am not saying that all parents who choose cyber schools can not homeschool or unschool, but how can we say we are for school choice when we want to deny some people, who could not do organic homeschooling, their choice.
I understand the fear is that our freedoms would erode, but why can't we have it both ways. The more people out of the government schools the better.
If the greedy jackels want their money, they will have to pay attention to the free market.
There will have to be changes made, because people are taking their kids OUT for a reason. IF they clean up the public schools and everyone gets choice, then isn't that ideal compared to the monolopy we have now? BTW I unschool :}
posted on 06/09/2003 5:06:52 AM PDT
by Diva Betsy Ross
((were it not for the brave, there would be no land of the free -))
posted on 06/09/2003 5:21:26 AM PDT
posted on 06/09/2003 6:05:48 AM PDT
bump...thanks for the post.
The NEA's attempt to federalize homeschooling in the '90s didn't work, so it looks like their next tactic is cooption. Not a bad strategery. No one ever said that evil is completely stupid.
To: steplock; netmilsmom; Cathryn Crawford; Lady Eileen; GOPrincess
I read your conversation on this topic with interest. My son became a one-year-old this weekend and my wife and I discuss homeschool vs the local Catholic gradeschool often. There is obviously a diverse body of thought on the topic--as there should be.
The article itself states that there is no single voice for homeschoolers--I don't think the author is attempting to create a "homeschool my way or you're not homeschooling" document. I see this as an important clarion call against government intrusion. It's about the language. What's so important about the language? Language becomes law.
E.g.: The word "regulate" in the Second Amendment has given rise to heated debate over its meaning. In the time of the founders it meant the local militia (us) should be well-apportioned and armed for defense against tyranny. In the modern parlance it means to control and limit. Now, in fighting over the meaning of the word, we are fighting for our Constitutional rights.
If the government co-opts the language of homeschooling in their own curriculum, then you will find the language of homeschooling in legislation and regulation. In short order, the limits imposed on government "homeschools" will apply to your homeschools. How will you fight? It is the law.
This issue is important and the time to take action is before we find ourselves fighting the written word of law against a team of bureaucratic lawyers.
posted on 06/09/2003 8:54:24 AM PDT
(God Bless America!)
I can't seem to find the explanation of how our freedoms as homeschoolers are threatened. Could you please explain?
posted on 06/09/2003 12:36:13 PM PDT
Government out of education bump.
Anything less will only make things worse.
posted on 06/09/2003 2:19:34 PM PDT
(MY VOTE IS FOR SALE)
I think home schooling is the way of the future for patriotic Americans. The government schools are not meeting the academic needs of children. Government schools are too much diversity and too little three R's.
posted on 06/09/2003 11:21:13 PM PDT
posted on 06/19/2003 2:30:28 PM PDT
(Proud to be a Republican, even in KY)
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