Saturday, October 25, 2008

Obama speaks on homeschooling

Since Barack Obama's website has said nothing in regards to homeschooling, I called the Obama campaign four times this week asking if Obama supports homeschooling. None of the volunteers I spoke with seemed to know because Obama has never said anything about homeschooling. However, Obama spokesman, Justin Hamilton, recently answered the question posed by Suburban Journals.
"Q. Do you support home schooling?

A. Barack Obama respects the decisions reached by some parents to home school their children, provided those parents are conforming to the laws and regulations set forward by their states governing home-based instruction."
I respect Obama too, but that doesn't mean I support him. This statement is absolutely meaningless.

For more information on Obama's education plan, check out Maggie's very informative post about his chief education advisor Linda Darling-Hammond.

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