Monday, September 15, 2008

Homeschooling Debate

Are homeschool kids at a disadvantage?
Each year more than a million children are homeschooled in the United States, and that number is steadily growing. While some parents believe homeschooling is an ideal situation, others fear that a student's education can be severely hindered in such an environment. When making a decision about your child's education, which is the more reasonable school of thought?
That's the question being discussed at between the California Federation of Teachers (orange bar) and HomeSchool Association of California (red bar).

There's lots to dissect in the CFT's argument and a place for you to say what you think. Have fun and be nice. (HT: Tammy)

Did anyone see Michael Phelps homeschooling Quiz Bowl sketch on Saturday Night Live? I heard it was typical mock the homeschooler comedy. I couldn't find the YouTube but here's one reviewers take on the sketch.
Sketch 1: Homeschoolers versus regular highschool in Quiz Bowl!, a reach for the top analogue. Phelps as a page-cut sporting homeschool moppet. He has two lines, the best is about blood particles that carry oxygen. Hemoglobin? Nope, tiny gremlins. Hah. Also, the force Sir Issac Newton discovered that causes objects to fall? “Lack of faith?” Not as funny as I’d hoped. The host takes over as he gets frustrated with the idiocy and religious mania of the homeschoolers, and the slack-jawed delight of the highschoolers.
Typical for SNL, sad night for Phelps.

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