26 June 2015

Homeschooler Appointed To Texas Education Board

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has "named a new chairperson to the State Board of Education who has never sent her own children to a public school." 

Donna Bahorich is a Christian homeschooling Mom. This is great news! With the tremendous success of homeschooling, and parents often providing a superior education at a much lower cost, getting some fresh input, ideas and perspective is a positive move. 

Before you object to someone who's never had their own kids in public schools, let's not forget that federal and state legislators regularly pass laws impacting public education while having their own children in private schooling. So, if you object to Abbott's move, you'll need to bring another argument. If you don't have another one, but still object, then check your biases.

1 comment:

ropelight said...

The National Education Association is attacking homeschooling, the Association's 2014-15 resolution states that "home schooling programs based on parental choice cannot provide the student with a comprehensive education experience.”

However, the NEA failed to note that home schooled students routinely outperform public school students by every comprehensive measure and by consistently wide margins.

Perhaps the NEA hasn't done it's homework.