Frederick, Maryland; College Station, Texas; Ivory, Tower
It's now become a late summer/early fall journalistic tradition - the back-to-homeschool article. This one doesn't contain anything earth-shattering, but the flexibility theme, around the family's agenda not the guvmint's, makes for a neato read.
Now for the higher ed. version of this fall journalistic staple. Those homeschool grads who decide to enroll in conventional colleges, and how they fare in their new environment.
Finally, the Ivory Tower 'location' is for this column by John Stossel. For a spunky fella who has made his mark (19 Emmy Awards!) as a libertarian investigative reporter, Stossel still strikes me as an apologist for the nerdy school-of-measureable-academic-results even when he's praising homeschooling. Oh, well.
Faux Footnote: After posting this blog entry, I received the following email from the Alliance for the Separation of School and State: "You may remember back in January that ABC News aired a special program of 20/20 with John Stossel called 'Stupid in America.' It tore back the curtain of public school to graphically reveal a few of it’s disastrous failings. The network has decided to rebroadcast that show on Friday, September 1 at 10:00 PM Eastern."
Yada, yada. More gushing about Muckraker Stossel. But the email abruptly ends like this: "While John Stossel does a masterful job exposing the problem, the Alliance does not agree with a solution that leaves the government in charge of the flow of money. Even his carefully selected example of Belgium is buckling to government control over private schools because the government still handles the money."