Charter Schools

AFT – Hot Topics – Charter Schools

AFT – Hot Topics – Charter Schools Interesting perspective from the American Federation of Teachers: Today, more than 2,100 schools, serving over 500,000 students, are operating in 37 states and the District of Columbia. In many instances, the original notion of teachers as innovators and education entrepreneurs to advance learning has been transformed into...
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Daryl (sorta) says it best!

Home Education & Other Stuff » NRO ON ID In the midst of an ongoing discussion about science and other stuff, HEM blogger Daryl wrote: “…what is and isn’t science is not up to a popular vote. Scientists always have and always will determine what is and isn’t accepted science. Deal with it.” It...
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Alaska: A Case in Point

News and Commentary: Alaskan strings ensnarl home educating families HEM News & Commentary blogger Valerie Moon reports on a situation in Alaska that should help homeschoolers in other states understand why so many have voiced serious concerns about the direction in which cyber and charter schools are pushing families: The author of the article...
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Mary Nix: Publicly Funded E-Schools

Homeschool Freedom “…Let it be very clear, I do NOT object to parents using a publicly funded e-school. I do however find it cruel to quietly let them think they are enjoying the rights and responsibilities that home education has to offer when they are actually enrolled in a public school, an entity with...
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HEM, March-April, 2002 “…Like the word ‘organic,’ which once meant grown without chemicals and now merely seems to mean grown, the word ‘homeschooling’ is losing all functional meaning.” ~Helen Hegener, The Golden Age of Homeschooling
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Annette Jurczak of the National Charter School Watch list posted information about her newest project on several lists last night. She wrote: “I just started a new topic at the NHEN message board. It’s called “Protecting Homeschool Freedoms & Clarity.” “I hope to see some of you over there responding to me about what...
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Charter Schools

As longtime readers of this magazine are aware, charter schools are another key issue we track and report on regularly. Some good resources in this field: Homeschool Freedom This site’s purpose is to provide links, articles and statements that promote the freedom of homeschooling. National Charter Schools Watch Discussion List This list is created...
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