An AP piece about the race for South Carolina’s State Superintendent of Education was picked up by a number of outlets.
From Education Week (requires registration):
Homeschooling Parent Enters S.C. Schools Chief Race
A small business owner who home-schools her children said Thursday she’s running to be South Carolina’s education superintendent.
Elizabeth Moffly of Awendaw is entering the Republican race for 2010. It is her second bid for the job. In the 2006 Republican primary, she came in fourth of five candidates. She later endorsed Democrat Jim Rex, who won the post. Rex is running for governor in 2010.
Moffly has home-schooled her four children, ages 14 to 20. She is co-owner of Moffly Construction and other Charleston County businesses, including a horse farm…
Nice straighforward touch on the Charelston City Paper’s Rock Bottom Blog.
Quick or complicated: Awendaw GOPer for S.C. superintendent
Awendaw Republican Elizabeth Moffly has announced her campaign for state education superintendent.
We thought we’d break down her release in the buzz words most people want and the details that a select few might find interesting.
A review of comments from various sites reflects the nasty mood that is becoming familiar these days. Homeschoolers beware:
Oh great, another home school nut wanting to lead the Department of Education. 99% of the people who home school are nuts!
Another home school nut trying to push their religion on everyone else. We have enough nuts in the world already without the home school industry.
What is up with these parents who think their kids are too good to go to public school so they home school them?
She wants to reduce the number of high school credits required for a South Carolina diploma from 24 to 19? WTF? This woman is clearly insane – and so is anyone who votes for her. SC students can barely read and write to begin with, yet this clown wants to dumb them down even more. Idiot is too nice a word here.
Interestingly, while it is easy to read a homeschool perspective into her press release, there is no mention of homeschooling on the candidate’s site.