a typical, one-sided article on homeschooling in Greenwood, MS. I have two issues (two-point-five, actually) with this article. The reporter says:
Some high schools and colleges will also open up their science labs to allow homeschool students to do experiments.
Who does? Where? Not in Mississippi they don't.
Secondly, the only person this article focuses on is the local group leader. There is no diversity in homeschooling represented here.
And the point-five objection:
"Homeschoolers consistently score above the national average," said ACT spokesman Ed Colby.
I know homeschoolers' stellar performance on standardized tests is a commonly cited "proof" that homeschooling works, but if WE consider standardized testing an adequate measure of our children's education, what is to stop the state from mandating it?
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