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May 23, 2006

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Steph

Lovely post! Your children sound like kindred spirits of my oldest; she too has a very well developed sense of personal indignation and is passionate in defending a cause. I agree with your thoughts on public education and home schooling. I am a strong supporter of public education, but I will not squander the opportunity to do what I believe is best for my precious little ones to demonstrate that support (nor would I see any point in doing so).

Jamie

I have frequently made the same "my children are not a sacrifice" for a failing educational system. This is a really lovely, lovely article. Thanks

missyridgecarter

Thank you, Jamie and Steph! The schools in Virginia are just finishing their annual testing (SOLs) and, even with a month left of school, everyone is burned out. Somehow, education reform just leads to less innovation, less freedom, less individualized learning opportunities and a more narrow curriculum. Public education shouldn't automatically mean an assembly-line approach...

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