Does Facebook Discriminate Against Homeschoolers?
From the “OFF/beat Real, Strange News” section of the Washington Post today:
Like a lot of people his age, Teran McKinney wanted an account on Facebook. But when the 15-year-old from Hendersonville, N.C., began filling out the online application, he hit a roadblock. Facebook requires all people under 18 to give the name of the school they attend, but McKinney is homeschooled. And without a school affiliation, minors can’t join.
So McKinney did what thousands of kids in his position have already done. He selected a nearby school, in his case Hendersonville High, as his school. “After joining Facebook, I became fairly fascinated with it,” he wrote Read more…