- Beth Ward, of Portland, OR, proudly reports that her homeschooled daughter, Rebecca, an accomplished fencer, performed brilliantly at the World Saber championships in Taebaek City, Korea.
- Jerome thought I should link to the school 'bucket' story. He's right, but yeeech. Pretty low move even for an edu-commissar.
- Dave Lone Ranger pinged me the 'homeschoolers and Harvard' piece. The H.A. organization - how coy.
- Judy A. sends along a missive noting that 'The Signs of Suicide' bill is going before both the (Florida) House Education Council and the Senate Committee on Children and Families - today! Call or write and tell them, "No, gracias."
Senate contact (and the chair): Walter G. Campbell, Jr. (D) (850) 487-5094 firstname.lastname@example.org
House contact (also the chair): Baxley, Dennis K. (R) (850) 488-0335 email@example.com
- The murder of ten-year-old Jamie Rose Bolin of Purcell, OK has been described by the DA as the "most atrocious and heinous and cruel homicide he's seen." Proceed with care, if you missed hearing about the shocking story on the national news. Quiet Purcell is about a 40-minute drive from where we live. The 26-year-old accused killer graduated from the local public high school and was a blogger at myspace and blogspot.
- La Shawn Barber has, on more than one occasion, promoted homeschooling on her much-read corner and linked to several of us.
- Henry C. gets asked nosy questions. Nah, not nosy. But where's the photo?