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NEA teaches a lesson in exclusion

An excellent article. However, I don’t know why she is so surprised at the NEA’s stance.
I was surprised to read that the National Education Association passed a resolution at its recent Los Angeles convention to exclude home-schoolers from participation in extracurricular activities in public schools. The article I read went on to say that the NEA opposes parents home schooling their children unless they are state-licensed teachers and use a state-approved curriculum.
Naturally, I found this quite unbelievable. Considering the high scores posted by home-schoolers on nationwide tests, the stellar achievements of home-schoolers on nationwide academic competitions, and the accomplishments of home-schoolers in college and the work force, I would have assumed that those interested in improving the educational results for our children would be intrigued, at the very least, by what home-schoolers are doing to get such wonderful results. Read more…

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