And where did the reporter find him in order to get a quote? With all the talk about homeschoolers being “hidden” from society, it’s a hoot that the reporter was able to seek out, and find, homeschooled kids to feature in an article … about schools.
The connection borders on the bizarre. It’s as if anything about children is connected to the concept of ‘school.’
Norman Transcript, Norman, Oklahoma, 20 January 2006, Districts mull make-up days
When local television stations flashed and streamed numerous area school, church and event closings due to the fallout from last weekend’s ice storm, it seemed everybody’s pick six was hitting.
That was not the case for homeschool student Jonathan Rodgers. He didn’t have to look at the screen. He didn’t even have a ticket. As a matter of fact, it would have been a futile attempt to try to convince his mother to call off classes.
“I’ve tried that before in the past years,” the 14-year-old Norman eighth-grader said. “It didn’t work. So, I’ve quit trying.”
While districts struggle to resume classes, Jonathan and his brother Benjamin, 6, continue uninterrupted. They have even had time for extra instruction and play.
“We have just continued school as normal,” said homeschool mother Debbie Rodgers of Norman Area Home Educators. “We have rearranged our schedule to let them go outside and play in the ice and snow. We could take a snow day if we wanted, but since we are a homeschool, we just continued to have class.”
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