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  •  And we knew it then. (6+ / 0-)

    But the Ds and Rs listened to all the wrong people and went ahead with this mind-numbing waste of everyone's time and money.

    It is amazing to me, though, how many parents don't know what seems so obvious. They have spent so many years being told the school knows best, that their child's future income and (therefore) happiness depend on school, that they are incompetent to judge these things, that they have no choice, etc., that even when they venture into the land of homeschooling, they do it with all these fears and warnings in place.

    The process of "deschooling" is a long one when a parent starts homeschooling. Trying to get the changes a child needs within the system? An even longer process. In the meantime, the years and your child's life are ticking by.

    Good luck, Grassroots Mom, with your boycott. It is extremely difficult to get parents to take any sort of risk involving their children. And the schools make sure it feels like a huge risk to skip a test. Of course, the risk that they might be getting a craptastic education. . . never mentioned.

    Our state's protest group, FCAR, has lost most of its energy these past couple of years. Maybe your efforts will give us a shot in the arm! :)

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