Sunday, September 16, 2007

The NEA Doesn't Like Us

To wit:

"B-75. Home Schooling. The National Education Association believes that home schooling programs based on parental choice cannot provide the student with a comprehensive education experience. When home schooling occurs, students enrolled must meet all state curricular requirements, including the taking of assessments to ensure adequate academic progress. Home schooling should be limited to the children of the immediate family, with all expenses being born by the parents/guardians. Instruction should be by persons who are licensed by the appropriate state education licensure agency, and a curriculum approved by the state department of education should be used.

"The Association also believes that home-schooled students should not participate in any extracurricular activities in the public schools...."

Apparently homeschoolers' tax dollars aren't as good as public schoolers'. They don't seem to like us very much.

Perhaps if they actually educated all the children they insist should be in the hands of a professional teacher they wouldn't be so irritated that homeschooled children get excellent educations. Real professionals should be able to handle a bit of competition.

6 comments:

  1. they also cannot stand the fact that when they whine about needing more money, because what they have is never enough, someone might bring up the homeschoolers. In my area, they get about $5000 PER student yet our state is Last in the nation for education. While homeschoolers around here spend well under $500 and our children have a MUCH better education, both in academics and socially.

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  2. My older daughter, homeschooled from fourth grade on, graduated summa cum laude from Colorado University, gpa 3.97. My neighbor, a 7th grade English teacher, told me that teachers' training was all "vocabulary and crowd control measures"! If I can teach one this well, anyone can, with effort!

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  3. I do not see them offering my tax dollars back to me!

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  4. They are a teacher's union. They should not have a stance on homeschooling.

    I absolutely despised the amount of money I had to spend on their political activities when I was a member, but you don't have a lot of choice.

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  5. Sadly, the NEA does not have the children's best interests at heart. It's all about their self preservation.

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