‘ED NEWS & POLITICS’ Archives
This is just a quick note to let readers know that New Hampshire homeschoolers' hard work held off a legislative threat to their free practice of home education. Congratulations, one and all...now that the civics lesson is over, go have a snowball fight and enjoy!
Recently, Amy O'Brien of Hampton Falls, Maine, put forth a bit of Yankee common sense when she wrote a letter to the editor that appeared on Seacoastonline in response to a call for public input on school budget cuts in Maine School Administrative District 35. "If offered the choice," Amy begins, "many parents may choose to have their child [...]
You may not be aware, but the practice of homeschooling is seriously threatened in England as the government considers its Children, Schools and Families Bill; actually it’s Schedule 1 of that bill, specifically. Home educators have done a bang-up job of expressing their grievances through their representatives, but it may be to no avail. If [...]
The study was aptly titled "Paying Double: Inadequate High School and Community College Remediation." Performed by The Alliance for Excellent Education, a non-profit based in Washington, D.C., the study "shows that a good chunk of students are unprepared for life after high school," according to Danielle Wood, author of the story at [...]
You might think this headline comes from a homeschooling advocate; in this case, you’d be wrong. These words belong to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, taken from a speech he gave to the National Education Association last summer: “When an ineffective teacher gets a chance to improve and doesn’t – and when the tenure system keeps [...]