Friday, May 30, 2008

Untied Against Homeskooled Kidz

What idiot thinks that excluding home schooled children is a good idea? See:

Both California and Tennessee have done their best to shut down the home school movement in the past year. First California made it illegal to home school children unless the person teaching the child could show grade level certification. Then Tennessee’s Board of Education ruled that diplomas from home school affiliated organizations were invalid to show proof of high school graduation.

Now, Subway has gotten involved. The sandwich restaurant chain is holding a competition called “Every Sandwich Tells a Story.” Children can win prizes for their schools. But, the rules state, “Contest is open only to legal residents of the Untied States who are currently over the age of 18 and have children who attend elementary, private or parochial schools that serve grades PreK-6. No home schools will be accepted.” [Emphasis added]

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Doesn't this show just how afraid government sponsored schools (public schools, for those readers in Rio Linda) are of home schooling? Like virtually every government agency, they are deathly afraid of compitition. Only in public schools do they strive to achieve the lowest possible level of achievement (think, "outcome based education"). I guess they know that there isn't a Spelling Bee win in sight until home schooling is eliminated.

This is just my guess, but, I suspect that home schooling yields more conservatives than liberals. Of course, the liberals won't stand for that...