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January 13, 2008

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Tana

Interesting article (and very empowering). I recently had to challenge the authorities on an issue of discrimination (regarding a medical condition). While I was building my case, I contacted the foundation that "supports" people with my condition. Ironically, the response I got from them was extremely pessimistic and practically more "discriminating" than the government's incorrect application of their rules and regulations in my case. [When I say "discriminating," in this case, a decision was being rendered on the fact that I have a certain diagnosis rather than the specific facts of my individual case, which is the equivalent of making a decision based on assumptions rather than the actual facts.] I took their response with a grain of salt, went on with my appeal, and won. Lesson learned - if you can stand up for yourself, do so; don't wait for those who are "supposed" to help you if you can possibly help yourself.

Great post!

Summer

I think questioning the "experts" is one of the best things we can do, and teach out children to do. There is a lot of knowledge to be gained that way. :)

Pat

I am not a homeschooler, but there are many times as a teacher, I have had other "experts" tell me what I have to do when I know that it is not in the best interest of my students. I have also had to ask them to show me the law that says I have to do something. It always amazes me when these people suddenly become busy with something else. LOL Glad to see other people question what others say they have to do.

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