My colleague, Mary (and all the rest of the blogosphere), already caught this bit of news, but as I’m cleaning out my Google box, I’ll put in a plug as well.
Salon.com, 6 April 2007, A conversation with John Edwards
Elizabeth has announced that you plan to hire a tutor to help home-school your two youngest children, Emma Claire and Jack, in the fall so the family can be together on the campaign trail. Have you realized how many conservative votes you could get if you play up your plans for home schooling?
I hadn’t thought about that.
I assume that evolution will not be part of the curriculum.
It’ll be part of our curriculum.
Other than thinking about it, have you made any arrangements for home schooling?
No. We haven’t even talked to the children about it, which we have to do.
Newsweek at MSNBC, 9 April 2007, Private Lives in a Public Campaign
To that end, the couple has decided to take the children out of school for the campaign and home-school them on the campaign plane. The children won’t mind the road, says Edwards: “Jack said to me on the phone just a few days ago, ‘Dad, I want to go on the campaign trail, when are we going to go on the campaign trail?'”
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