Homeschoolers Thrown Under the Bus By Salt Lake Tribune

Bitterness and fault abound from the public school world.
For Utah teachers, all that testing is cramping learning By Paul Rolly

The Salt Lake Tribune

Tension among teachers over the inordinate amount of standardized testing they are required to give students is steadily mounting.

Already under attack from right-wing legislators beholden to home-school lobbyists and other anti-public education special interests, many teachers have expressed frustration over the instruction time they lose to standardized testing.

Not sure why homeschoolers were thrown into the blame game when they’re only trying to defend independent learning.  Except for the ones pursuing Tebow bills and policies, we’re generally just trying to maintain and are not keen on the standardized testing treadmill.  Even the tiny and vocal minority that bellowed out homeschool testing and socialization triumphs in our legislation, finally, at least publicly, spoke out with other concerned families against the federalized Common Core State Standards push that keeps this runaway edu-industry rolling along.

Rolly and the like should find someone or something else to blame.  The public education system would be the best start.


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