Sunday, March 09, 2008

Perpetuating the NEA Government School/"Progressive" Indoctrination Center concept in CA

"California courts have held that ... parents do not have a constitutional right to homeschool their children".


"'With this case law, anyone in California who is homeschooling without a teaching credential is subject to prosecution for truancy violation, which could require community service, heavy fines and possibly removal of their children under allegations of educational neglect,'Dacus said."

(hat tip: Red Clay Citizen)


  1. Bubba, what would you do with children who "graduated" from home schooling but didn't learn the fundamentals or the facts?

    Do you support doing anything about home-schooled children who don't pass standardized tests?

    Do you advocate a home-school certification? What standards or measurable objectives would you apply?

  2. Heather MacDonald calls this NYC school bribery the most destructive program ever devised.

    " Putting a Pricetag on Learning "

  3. "Bubba, what would you do with children who 'graduated' from home schooling but didn't learn the fundamentals or the facts?"

    What do we do now with the children who "graduate" from the NEA production line who can't be described as functional and literate citizens?

    I think home schooled kids, as a group, are probably better educated than their counterparts in public schools are.

    Here's some real world perspective.


    "Home-schooled undergrads do well, after the initial adjustment. Those who have enrolled at Boston University during the past four academic years, for example, have maintained a 3.3 grade-point average out of a perfect four.

    'Home schoolers bring certain skills—motivation, curiosity, the capacity to be responsible for their education—that high schools don't induce very well,' a Stanford University admissions officer recently told the Wall Street Journal. The consensus among admissions officers across the country, a 1997 study reports, is that home-schooled students are academically, emotionally, and socially prepared to excel in college."

    "The public schools, these home schoolers believe, fail to shield children from the enticements of McClay's 'rotten popular culture' because few teachers and principals offer adult leadership or moral example anymore.

    'Teachers don't know how to discipline kids today, since they themselves don't believe in authority,' Marshner argues. 'The sixties destroyed the idea. How can you inculcate character and good behavior—the old idea of deportment—without legitimate authority?'"

    The only reason the "certification" issue is being brought up is because NEA and AFT is severely challenged by the growth of home schooling.

  4. The NEA is purely a political racket, as are many unions. They exist to contribute money to politicians so the politicians will enact measures to help out the unions so the unions can generate more money for the politicians.....and it goes on and on...

  5. As the article to which Bubba links suggests (sort of), home schooled middle and high school kids do not have as their primary temporal influence the nefarious peer relationships and exposures that often materialize in public schools.

    Joe Guarino