Thursday, May 25, 2006

Sad story and a fun quote

Recently I was looking around for new homeschooling blogs and found a couple interesting posts.


1) From The Cottage on the Hill:

"The local public school has some really messed up policies on catching up on schoolwork if you're absent. Our neighbor's son's friend was not allowed to catch up on school work after he took a week off from school when his grandmother died."

This seems so bizarre. Think about it. A family emergency comes up and the boy doesn't go to school for a week. The school won't let him make up the work. Sad. But it gets worse. Letter in a comment Kate write:

"In fact, this young man protested to the teacher that refused to give him the assignments to catch up. He kept asking over and over to do his schoolwork and the teacher called the security officers. He was handcuffed and escorted to the principal's office where his parents were called. All this for asking to do schoolwork."



And then from Taking It Back - Jennifer's Blog was a great quote:

"Accusing a homeschool kid of missing out on socialization is like accusing a work-at-home entrepreneur of missing out on corporate politics." --Perry Marshall

Does anyone know who is Perry Marshall?


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2 comments:

Karen said...

Don't know for sure, but it sounds like "your" Perry Marshall might be "this" Perry Marshall.

A Christian, a Democrat, a salesman--kind of an interesting fellow...

Unique said...

"He kept asking over and over to do his schoolwork and the teacher called the security officers. He was handcuffed and escorted to the principal's office where his parents were called. All this for asking to do schoolwork."

That is absolutely mind boggling. If I hadn't read it here, I'd swear it was an urban legend.