This article, Charter School a ‘saviour’ for some ran in the Metro section of the Cleveland Plain Dealer this week. One statement in the article caught and held my attention because it sums up how I’ve seen this type of school reform play out here.
In its 10 years, the school has changed with the world around it. It began with a Montessori program in which students learned at their own pace but scrapped that plan when the federal No Child Left Behind law came along and required all children to progress on the same schedule.
This paragraph is yet another example of why it is important to remain clear about the distinct differences between public school and home education.
Two good examples of activists providing this type of clarity could be seen just this week. The first was a post by Natalie Criss, Drawing the line in Mississippi that she shared at the HEM Support Group News concerning the public virtual schools as they enter her state. The second is the ongoing work of the Wisconsin Parents Association where they continue to work to make sure homeschooling is not included in the new legislation being created for WI Public Virtual Schools.
Posted by Mary Nix