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What Do Throwaway Public School Students Have to Do with Homeschooling Regulation?

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What Do Throwaway Public School Students Have to Do with Homeschooling Regulation?

By Mary McCarthy

It’s no secret that public schools have been dumping undesirable
students on homeschooling for at least the last 10 years. Homeschoolers
have given these lost children the sad title of “throwaways.” The public
schools literally throw them away like trash…throwaway public school students.

It’s also no secret that homeschoolers see a lost child and try to help,
but it’s hard when the parent has no inclination or ability to either
give up their income or take on the responsibility for educating their
child themselves.

Connecting Throwaway Public School Students to Homeschooling Regulation

Throwaway public school studentsNow along comes Dr. Tony Bennett, Indiana Superintendent of Public
Instruction in the Fort Wayne, Indiana Journal Gazette advocating for regulation of
homeschooling because of all the throwaway public school students that are probably not in a
“legitimate” (his term, not mine) home school program.

The article is based on a press release from the Superintendents’ office
dated January 11, 2010.

Throwaway Public School Students Become Homeschoolers Who Need to Be Regulated

Let me put this another way – after years of “counseling students out of
public schools and into home school where the students then become
untraceable” (Journal Gazette and press release) the Indiana
Superintendent of Public Instruction now thinks homeschooling should be
regulated because they don’t know where the kids they threw away are.
He’s worried the same students public schools threw away like so much
garbage aren’t getting a good education and the answer is to regulate


Of all the nerve! It’s my very biased (and angry) opinion that Dr.
Bennett is incompetent and has no place overseeing the education of
children. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels should know what his
Superintendent of Education is advocating for as well as his
acknowledgment that the state’s public schools are dumping children they
consider to be of no value on homeschooling.

It’s time to put an end to throwaway public school students.

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Ellen C, Homeschool Iowa. Homeschool Iowa said: RT @ParentattheHelm: Throwaway Public School Students shouldn't be an excuse for increased homeschooling regulation. […]

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