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  1. ZazaPachulia says:

    ‘Never earned a paycheck’ would seem to disqualify one from the governor’s race, but this is 2010 guys and gals. ‘Never earned a paycheck’ fits right in with ‘Never earned a diploma,’ ‘Never stop fighting for my sweetheart Deal’ and ‘Never stop campaign-promising you the moon.’

    • Perhaps… though John indeed has previously “earned a paycheck”. Just because one currently homeschools their children doesn’t mean they’ve never held a job. He’s just fortunate enough to be able to educate his children himself.

  2. hannah says:

    “school choice” is another one of those misnomers designed to confuse the issue. Schools don’t choose. Neither do the students who get sent there. In fact, schools are all about some knowledgeable people deciding what the next generation needs to know how to do and paying someone to show them.
    In this case, it seems entirely appropriate that “he who pays the piper, calls the tune.” If parents want their children religiously indoctrinated, let them pay for it. If the public has an interest in providing more practical instruction to other people’s children (a majority, now that a majority of American adults are now single and childless), then the public appropriately pays qualified instructors to do that. Whether or not the students benefit is a crap shoot and, in any case, doesn’t become apparent until much further down the road.
    That conservatives are discomfited by the uncertainty is just too bad. That they, apparently, derived little benefit from their education is also too bad, but it can’t be helped. What we can do is insure that the mis-educated don’t decide what happens next.

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