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NEA Resolution #B-69: Declare War on Homeschoolers
National Education Association (NEA) Resolutions for 2001-2002 ^ | 6-19-02 | Tired of Taxes

Posted on 06/19/2002 9:51:22 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes

B-69. Home Schooling

The National Education Association believes that home schooling programs cannot provide the student with a comprehensive education experience. When home schooling occurs, students enrolled must meet all state requirements. Home schooling should be limited to the children of the immediate family, with all expenses being borne by the parents/guardians. Instruction should be by persons who are licensed by the appropriate state education licensure agency, and a curriculum approved by the state department of education should be used.

The Association also believes that home-schooled students should not participate in any extracurricular activities in the public schools.

The Association further believes that local public school systems should have the authority to determine grade placement and/or credits earned toward graduation for students entering or re-entering the public school setting from a home school setting. (1988, 2000)


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"Homeschooling Revolution" pointed to NEA's "resolutions" the other day and linked to it. The annual meeting of the NEA is scheduled to be held in Dallas, June 30-July 5, 2002. You can click on the link to look at their other resolutions.
1 posted on 06/19/2002 9:51:22 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Tired of Taxes
The NEA also believe that the interests of children are secondary to being a big fat idiotic member of the NEA.
2 posted on 06/19/2002 9:53:53 AM PDT by evolved_rage
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To: Tired of Taxes
Dear teachers union: I'm not feeling any love here....
3 posted on 06/19/2002 9:55:17 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Tired of Taxes
Instruction should be by persons who are licensed by the appropriate state education licensure agency, and a curriculum approved by the state department of education should be used.

IOW, we still want to take your money and exert total control over your child's education, i.e., we still have no idea why people homeschool.

4 posted on 06/19/2002 9:56:03 AM PDT by VoiceOfBruck
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To: Tired of Taxes
...yet every year, HomeSchoolers spank GovernmentSchoolers in spelling and Geography Bees!
5 posted on 06/19/2002 9:58:26 AM PDT by lormand
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To: SpookBrat; homeschool mama; Home School
Bumping for homeschoolers
6 posted on 06/19/2002 10:00:15 AM PDT by Johnny Gage
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To: Tired of Taxes
The primary goal of the NEA: turning children into mindless, morally bankrupt breeders (translation: make more demonrats)
7 posted on 06/19/2002 10:02:02 AM PDT by ArmoredCav
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To: lormand
http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mer curynews/news/local/3502385.ht m

14 year old homeschooled valedictorian with 60 college units
8 posted on 06/19/2002 10:02:09 AM PDT by evolved_rage
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To: 2Jedismom
ping
9 posted on 06/19/2002 10:02:25 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: Tired of Taxes
The Association also believes that home-schooled students should not participate in any extracurricular activities in the public schools.

Fine, then give homeschoolers a voucher so that they don't have to pay taxes to support the NEA's failing public schools.

10 posted on 06/19/2002 10:02:53 AM PDT by Wm Bach
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To: Tired of Taxes
I think this is GREAT. The more the liberal left wing establishments try to tear down "the children" and other vital American persons, policies and institutions, the more the general public will turn away from them.

Keep up the good work NEA.

11 posted on 06/19/2002 10:04:04 AM PDT by BOBTHENAILER
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To: Tired of Taxes
When home schooling occurs, students enrolled must meet all state requirements.

Does that include fisting training?

12 posted on 06/19/2002 10:05:04 AM PDT by B Knotts
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To: Tired of Taxes
"The Association also believes that home-schooled students should not participate in any extracurricular activities in the public schools."

So, we can't get tax breaks for home-schooling, but we cannot use the public school facilities that our taxes pay for.
Hmmm, but the NEA can divert union dues to political campaigns.
W should bust the teachers unions the way RR busted the Air Traffic Controllers union. Well, I can dream, can't I?

13 posted on 06/19/2002 10:05:16 AM PDT by Psalm 73
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To: Tired of Taxes
Home schooling was unheard of in the 50's and the 60's. Since the unethical and unconstitutional takeover of the Education Dept, (unnecessary and counter productive in itself) home schooling has become a ever growing phenomena. The NEA's corruption, professional mediocrity, and leftist agenda of indoctrination instead of education is directly responsible for the phenomenal growth and success of home schooling. I suggest that test scores and real educational progress be gauged and used as the criterion for decisions regarding the future of the Education Department. Public Education is now so poorly served by the NEA and it's policies, that any real comparison between home schooling and NEA will be strenuously avoided by it's corrupt leaders. They cannot afford to allow the citizens of the United States to actually have a say in the education of their own children. Their very existence depends upon public ignorance and their authoritarian monopolistic control of ALL schools. Next will be regulations that force all other private and parochial schools to close, I guarantee it.
14 posted on 06/19/2002 10:07:43 AM PDT by Richard Axtell
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To: Tired of Taxes
BumPing!

These bits of news just make me feel like, try as they will, We Are Winning! Homeschoolers Rule!
15 posted on 06/19/2002 10:09:42 AM PDT by mamaduck
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To: B Knotts
Are you suggesting that the NEA is a front organization for the Namblacrats???
16 posted on 06/19/2002 10:10:11 AM PDT by evolved_rage
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To: evolved_rage
Yes. :-)
17 posted on 06/19/2002 10:12:49 AM PDT by B Knotts
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To: Tired of Taxes
All your children are belong to us.
18 posted on 06/19/2002 10:14:40 AM PDT by Lexington Green
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To: Tired of Taxes
National Education Association believes that home schooling programs cannot provide the student with a comprehensive education experience

And that experience is exactly what? The feeling of entering into a system with intelligence and graduating into ignorance? Notice its a "Belief". It has to be a belief because a full blown study would crusify them!

The educational experience, I always thought was one of learning. The NEA it appears, can't provide that aspect of it, so whats they're purpose for existing?

19 posted on 06/19/2002 10:16:02 AM PDT by Bommer
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To: Richard Axtell
Home schooling was unheard of in the 50's and the 60's.

True, but not necessarily a good thing. Gov't education had its weak points back then, too. I went to public school most of my years, and compared with private school, it had barely-competent teachers, and curriculum dictated by the lowest common denominator.

I also think it is ill-advised, and ultimately impossible, to separate moral education from education on other topics.

20 posted on 06/19/2002 10:17:20 AM PDT by B Knotts
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To: 2Jedismom; MeeknMing; Brownie74; Tired of Taxes; evolved_rage; anniegetyourgun; VoiceOfBruck; ...
I had to download the complete resolution to look over it all closer later. Have you read all of the resolutions? I can't see what much of this has to do with education, especially Section I. Most of it looks vile.
21 posted on 06/19/2002 10:19:30 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: Tired of Taxes
The Association also believes that home-schooled students should not participate in any extracurricular activities in the public schools.

Ok, so on the one hand, they say that homeschool is not good because the kids don't get 'socialized'. Yet, on the other hand, they don't want homeschool kids 'socializing' with their indoctrinated drones.

Of course, now a days, homeschooled kids can join the Scouts without going close to a school.

22 posted on 06/19/2002 10:19:43 AM PDT by TC Rider
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To: Tired of Taxes
The union is also trying to block homeschool kids from getting into State Colleges. There was a case a few years back about it in Georgia. The unions had supported a law mandating special tests for homeschoolers. One guy got 1400 or so on his SAT and was told he had to have further testing before being admitted to a state college. He refused and sued. Don't know the outcome of the suit.
23 posted on 06/19/2002 10:20:00 AM PDT by LarryLied
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To: TxBec
I had to download the complete resolution to look over it all closer later. Have you read all of the resolutions? I can't see what much of this has to do with education, especially Section I. Most of it looks vile.

Sure is but the resolutions are only part of the story. Myron Lieberman and Charlene K. Haar were NEA members. They went undercover to the 2000 NEA convention and report on the sordid backroom details HERE

24 posted on 06/19/2002 10:24:02 AM PDT by LarryLied
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To: evolved_rage
More like a front group for the usual Commie alliances. Check out another one of their resolutions:

I-18. Housing and Health Care for All The National Education Association believes that all members of our society have the right to adequate housing and health care.

The Association supports programs to provide adequate housing and health care for the homeless and others in need of assistance. (1989, 1997)

I suggest a slight revision:

I-18 Housing and health care for all

The National Education Association believes that all members of our society have the right to adequate housing and health care. The association therefore resolves that every member of the NEA be required to have a homeless person live in their home for the entire summer. The NEA member shall be required to pay all health costs for the homeless person.

(That should make 'em a little less leftist when they go back to teaching in the fall.)

25 posted on 06/19/2002 10:24:06 AM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: evolved_rage
Start a thread devoted to this fine young man. wow!
26 posted on 06/19/2002 10:24:13 AM PDT by homeschool mama
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To: Lexington Green
All your children are belong to us.

Over my dead body!

27 posted on 06/19/2002 10:26:26 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: LarryLied
I was just about to reply to you. section I40 sounds like they will no longer allow Boy Scouts to recruit/use school facilities..
28 posted on 06/19/2002 10:27:41 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: TC Rider; LarryLied
oops. post 28 was for TC, not Larry
29 posted on 06/19/2002 10:29:46 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: Tired of Taxes
The National Education Association believes that home schooling programs cannot provide the student with a comprehensive education experience.

What they really mean: The National Education Association believes that home schooling programs will not provide the student with a comprehensive atheist and pro-gay liberal-humanist indoctrination experience.

30 posted on 06/19/2002 10:29:55 AM PDT by Kevin Curry
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To: Our man in washington
See I-40.
31 posted on 06/19/2002 10:31:22 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: TxBec
"I can't see what much of this has to do with education, especially Section I."

Funny how that is, that the National Education Association is more interested in politics than it is in any aspect of education, really. There is fertile ground here for massive corruption investigations, if we can ever find a leader with something resembling cahones.

32 posted on 06/19/2002 10:32:28 AM PDT by Richard Axtell
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To: Tired of Taxes
A-24. Voucher Plans and Tuition Tax Credits

The National Education Association believes that voucher plans, tuition tax credits, or other funding arrangements that use tax monies to subsidize pre-K through 12 private school education can undermine public education, reduce the support needed to fund public education adequately, weaken the wall of separation between church and state, and cause racial, economic, and social segregation of students.

The Association opposes voucher plans, tuition tax credits, or other such funding arrangements that pay for students to attend sectarian schools. The Association also opposes any such arrangements that pay for students to attend nonsectarian pre-K through 12 private schools in order to obtain educational services that are available to them in public schools to which they have reasonable access. (1970, 2000)

In other words, the puplic school system is the only system, and should be considered the savior of all mankind.Barf!

BUMP

33 posted on 06/19/2002 10:33:00 AM PDT by concerned about politics
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To: Kevin Curry
Right On!!!
34 posted on 06/19/2002 10:33:40 AM PDT by Emilio
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To: Tired of Taxes
When home schooling occurs, students enrolled must meet all state requirements.
Ahem...NEA? I believe that it's students enrolled in public schools who fall short in meeting all state requirements. You may want to re-word this particular statement.
35 posted on 06/19/2002 10:34:45 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie
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To: TxBec
Tx - several of them concern me and I've looked over most of them. However, it should be noted that not many of them are new or a surprise. The following are some examples:

CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE

36 posted on 06/19/2002 10:34:53 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: lormand
...yet every year, HomeSchoolers spank GovernmentSchoolers in spelling and Geography Bees!

Except this year at the Scripps-Howard.

1st and 2nd place went to public school students.

37 posted on 06/19/2002 10:36:35 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts
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To: concerned about politics
There was a local newspaper ad from our school district saying that private schools (including home schools) are eligible for support (not in the way of funds, but as in paper, pencils, and misc equipment).. our homeschool group wondered if textbooks count, computers, pianos? LOL. Anyway, you had to fill out all kinds of forms (surprise.) I passed.
38 posted on 06/19/2002 10:37:30 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: LarryLied
One guy got 1400 or so on his SAT and was told he had to have further testing before being admitted to a state college. He refused and sued. Don't know the outcome of the suit.

I don't know about that suit either, but I do know that HSDLA (Home School Defense Legal Assoc.) suggested some inclusions the the US Regs. which were adopted which makes it illegal for a college to require testing of homeschoolers which is different from any other school. In other words, they can't require homeschoolers to take a GED or SAT II tests if these are not required of any other applicant.

One problem that homeschoolers are having, which I'm not sure if HSDLA has addressed is the one of the Federal College loan program. As of now, I believe that in order to be able to apply for Fed. student loans the student must have a diploma from an ACCREDITED high school. What is interesting is that a lot of the Christian and other private high schools are NOT accredited, so I don't know if they are just not enforcing it for those who attended ANY kind of school, and just pushing it for homeschoolers, or what. Maybe that's where the GED comes in, the Feds. might require that in lieu of a diploma in order to qualify for their loans.

39 posted on 06/19/2002 10:37:44 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: LarryLied
The evils of vouchers were by far the preeminent topic throughout the convention. Neither of us heard as much as one sentence that portrayed vouchers as anything but a right-wing scheme to destroy public education, or a snare and a delusion for the unwary. Other than vouchers, internal affairs and national politics, the focus was on racism, discrimination, homophobia, higher federal appropriations, and more teacher benefits and protections.

Go figure. You'd think academics would have been a topic, aye?

40 posted on 06/19/2002 10:37:44 AM PDT by concerned about politics
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To: B Knotts
Does that include fisting training?

Uhh, yeahhhh...what would you teach children?

41 posted on 06/19/2002 10:38:10 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater
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To: Tired of Taxes
My neices and nephew are homeschooled. They are the most well manner children I've had the pleasure to know. My brother's inlaws are former NEA school teachers and made a huge stink about their traitorous daughter homeschooling their kids (made reference to the state owning the kids). My brother (BS Electrical Engineering) said they'd never get to see their grandkids if they kept up with badgering them, so they relented.

My sister inlaw (BS) has done a great job as their primary teacher. But by limiting the teaching to only the immediate family members, the NEA is seeking to diminish the quality of homeschooling. People with subject matter expertise teach more advanced topics - e.g. my brother teaches advanced math. There may come a point where the kids need to be placed back into a traditional school setting, but the kids learn how to learn from homeschooling. They don't get that in a public education setting.

42 posted on 06/19/2002 10:38:58 AM PDT by uncommonsense
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To: Bommer
And that experience is exactly what?

Being around queers, leftists and all ethnicities while being barred from engaging in anything deemed a "Christian type" religion.

43 posted on 06/19/2002 10:39:08 AM PDT by FreeTally
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To: anniegetyourgun
ROTFL...good one!
44 posted on 06/19/2002 10:41:27 AM PDT by RAT Patrol
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To: Tired of Taxes
Dear NEA,

Thous doest protest too much.

Hit a nerve, did we?

45 posted on 06/19/2002 10:43:43 AM PDT by asformeandformyhouse
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To: anniegetyourgun
Oh that's how to do it (:: feeling silly ::) I tried to cut and paste, but it wouldn't work.

Anyway, most of it seems to me to just be a bunch of dribble.

like this

and this..

oh and this is real important (regarding education.)

46 posted on 06/19/2002 10:44:14 AM PDT by TxBec
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To: Kevin Curry
I feel bad for all those people who had miserable school experiences. I loved school and had a great time there. Most of the fun I had would be unavailable in a home schooling situation and my parents would have been totally unable to school us at home. While there may be a small role for homeschooling for the most part it is not necessary and if done on a widescale would plunge the economy into massive recession. Not that anyone pushing this agenda understands why or cares.

Spelling bee successes do not mean an excellent education. This year's contest did not see great success by the homeschoolers in the finals. Not sure about the various state contests. Since most "homeschooling" of difficult subjects is farmed out perhaps we should call it "non-traditionally structured schooling" for accuracy.

47 posted on 06/19/2002 10:44:45 AM PDT by justshutupandtakeit
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To: anniegetyourgun; seamole; Fish out of Water; Carry_Okie; 2sheep; 4Freedom; Aliska; ...
ping
48 posted on 06/19/2002 10:47:45 AM PDT by madfly
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To: justshutupandtakeit
How about calling it "ANYTHING BUT "public skoolen"?
49 posted on 06/19/2002 10:48:42 AM PDT by goodnesswins
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To: justshutupandtakeit
I had a great time in high school too. I always said my kids would go to my alma mater. No longer. It's not the same place. I went there before metal detectors at all entrances, campus police, gangs, etc. A friend of mine felt exactly about the school as I did and wanted to go back and teach there. She now works as a security guard and feels safer. She was assaulted several times and had to quit.
50 posted on 06/19/2002 10:48:59 AM PDT by TxBec
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