Saturday, January 31, 2009

'Works both ways'

"Turnabout is fair play," the state's largest newspaper editorializes today:

In response to a lawmaker’s ill-advised proposal to crack down on homeschoolers, Russell E. Spiars of Zionsville, Ind., suggests that a pro-homeschool legislator author a bill to let homeschool parents crack down on public schools. A pending bill would require parents to alert local school districts of their homeschool plans and offer academic progress reports. Spiars, in a letter to The Oklahoman, says, "I have observed many kids from both homeschools and government schools, and it is apparent to me that the most effective means of improving educational achievement would be to give homeschooling officials oversight over government schools." Of course there aren't enough homeschool parents to go around, but it's apparent that public schools need more oversight than homeschooling parents.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

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