08 March 2013

Leave It To The Experts?

Those familiar with this blog are well aware of my passionate faith in the homeschooling movement. I am frequently amused at the "experts" who are critical of this freedom-loving reform in education - and for good reason:

It’s an education bombshell. Nearly 80 percent of New York City high school graduates need to relearn basic skills before they can enter the City University’s community college system.

A bombshell? Perhaps
it's a bombshell to those who put their faith in academic educational "experts." Another head-on with reality.

Story here.

The "experts" spend $18 - $20 grand per year per student and produce illiterates. How sad and unnecessary. Maybe if they spent less time chasing David Barton and neo-Confederates all over the internet, they'd have time to teach students to read.

And, in a related matter, government officials are protecting public schools from dangerous cupcakes:

A 9-year-old boy’s birthday cupcakes sparked a school controversy that just keeps growing, with scores of people lining up against a school principal who found the cupcake’s topping “inappropriate.” The boy was chided, and so were his parents, for cupcakes featuring little green Army men on the top.

Horror of horrors. You can't make this stuff up.

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