Saturday, February 03, 2007

At least Americans Get It.

From Ontario Home School, there's news of US House Resolution 578

"Congratulating home educators and home schooled students across the Nation for their ongoing contributions to education and for the role they play in promoting and ensuring a brighter, stronger future for this Nation, and for other purposes".

There's much more. Worth reading if you could do with a pick-me-up.

However, Canadians themselves appear to be having problems with ignorant educrats. Sound familiar?

5 comments:

freerangelife said...

Highly recommended:

"So You Say You Want A Resolution"
Cathy D. Henderson
http://tinyurl.com/2btw7v

freerangelife said...

(Neglected to format link, sorry.)

Highly recommended:

"So You Say You Want A Resolution"
Cathy D. Henderson
http://tinyurl.com/2btw7v

Carlotta said...

Rofl...yep, I see where it's at!

OTOH, if our lot had said something to that effect, you could have quite easily convinced me that I had moved to a parallel universe. Most of our MPs have barely heard of home education and don't really give a stuff when they do!

Carlotta said...

meant to add...so that a tiny bunch of those whose duty it is to monitor HEors could easily shuffle through legislative changes which would severely limit the freedom to HE as families would choose.

What these sleeping politicos also don't realise is that by so-doing, the state is basically accepting that it is responsible for the form and content of education and that they will be liable when this form and content fails a child.

freerangelife said...

"What these sleeping politicos also don't realise is that by so-doing, the state is basically accepting that it is responsible for the form and content of education and that they will be liable when this form and content fails a child."

Not sure, but it seems I have heard that, so far, U.S. courts have rejected the notion of the State having any liability for "education" (or lack thereof); statutorily, they are held only to ensuring "attendance." Not sure in what state(s) this has come up, or how far up in the courts it has gone. One of these days I will have to research this.

Unfortunately, the affinity of our lot, such as it is, to HE (and by no means is it anywhere near unanimous, whatever the votes on these resolutions might be) is mostly based on a notion that "good" HEors largely imitate School and "have nothing to hide," and so of course do not mind registration and oversight.