A hat tip to Lisa. Given that Judy’s getting letters out of the ether, we’ll leave Lisa’s whereabouts to the imagination.
Consent of the Governed, 19 April 2007, Homeschoolers: Sharing A Letter That I Received
We would like to establish a partnership with your organization to better provide home educators with an all inclusive reading instruction program.
I bet they would. Looks like a camel’s nose snuffling its way under the side of the tent conditioned to expect government support of schooling.
– An ABC’s of reading Supplemental Study Booklet which includes activities, suggestions for classroom reading games and additional study materials
But to paraphrase what Mark Twain said to his wife when she repeated a litany of cuss words back at him, they’ve got some of the words, but not the tune. (Many) Homeschoolers don’t do the “classroom” bit.
on the bottom of the letter is says: PROMOTING TEACHER QUALITY – IMPACTING STUDENT LEARNING
“Impacting student learning?” Sounds as painful as one of my (former) wisdom teeth. Ow.
Remember the historical trend that we can see concerning preschool: first it is popular, then it is required.
Through the Lens of Homeschooling: A Response to Michael Apple and Rob Reich (footnote, page 3)
From what I have found so far, scholars have reached no consensus as to the effect, if any, of compulsory attendance statutes on school attendance. Reporting the results of research that I have not seen refuted in the years since this study was published, Landes and Solmon (1972) found no observable evidence that compulsory attendance laws were responsible for levels of school attendance. In fact, the data can support the hypothesis that these statutes followed high enrollment, not vice versa.
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