Posted by Hazel Stone | Filed under Yellow Press
Well, the New York Times is at it again. The deaths of four children at the hands of their bad chemical-sporting mother is being inexplicably blamed on home schooling.
Yes, home schooling. Apparently due to the fact that the “mother” in question pulled the children out of school, and glibly told a visiting social worker that she was now home schooling. She killed her four daughters some undetermined time thereafter.
The reasoning behind this ridiculous claim is that DC is one of six states in the Union that has no regulations on the books regarding notification of intent to home school, or any sort of oversight requirement. Meaning, if only this genetic defective had been watched like a HAWK by some omniscient bureaucrat (oxymoron alert) then these kids would still be alive.
Bunk. We’ve looked into home schooling several times, but it is a bit difficult to actually DO when you both have jobs outside the home. The laws in Alabama (where Scions 1 and 2 were born) stated that you had to either be a certified teacher, or teach under the auspices of a church. No other oversight, no home visits. The laws in Florida, where we now reside, do not require that the home schooler have any particular education requirement, but the school superintendent must be notified, both a log and portfolio of work accomplished has to be presented, and the child must submit to an annual education evaluation and assessment test. Again, no home visits required.
Now, those are just two states. If I had the stomach for it, I’d go survey all 42 other states that have home schooling laws on the books, just to quite thoroughly demolish what passes for “journalism” at the New York Times.
The fact of the matter is the woman killed her kids because she wanted to, and even had they been in public school, she still would have found the time to do so when they were home. Yes, if there had been a pattern of abuse, perhaps some responsible, observant adult would have seen it…if there still exist such a creature in the public school system. But that doesn’t change that the conclusion drawn by the “journalist” in this article is lazy, spurious, and wholly fabricated out of their own foetid imagination.
Let’s face it, true journalism (with all the ugly fact-checking required) is in its death throes…sped along by hacks like Ms. Jane Gross here. Hildy Johnson is surely spinning in her grave.
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