Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I like this line about public schools

Irate Over FBISD Truancy Policy, Family Removes Their 5 Children And Opts For Home-schooling is a news article about a family that took a cheap three day cruise trying to satisfy an immigrantion requirement. The family gets back from the cruise and the school hassles them claiming the children were truant. The parents, Dawna and Stephen Loose, tried to work things out, but the school just stonewalls them. Finally the parents say fine, we'll go back to homeschooling our children.

The mother has a great line. The article quotes her:

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“I withdrew my elementary kids yesterday and my high school kids today,” she said, “because I have no patience for a system like this.”
“That’s a little too much power to have over my kids,” Dawna said of the school system. “You put them in and withdraw your rights, or you take them out and get your rights back.”

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2 comments:

Shawn Michel de Montaigne said...

This is a great line; thanks. As a 25-year veteran of education, now a private tutor, I completely support parents who choose to homeschool their kids. The system isn't broke: it's doing exactly what it was designed to do--turn children into automata.

Henry Cate said...

Thanks for the feedback. It is nice to hear from an insider.