In Connecticut, Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission has returned a curious and controversial draft recommendation: the state should increase its oversight of homeschooled children with emotional or behavioral challenges. The proposal has outraged the state’s homeschoolers, who, like homeschoolers everywhere, are keenly aware of their sometimes conditional freedoms. In Connecticut, as elsewhere, the law allows parents to homeschool if they choose. But the practice has always been viewed as threatening by left-wing academics, social architects, and teachers’ unions—all well represented on Malloy’s 16-member panel. Sadly, this is only the most recent assault on the rights of Connecticut homeschoolers.Lanza didn't shoot people because he was homeschooled, he shot them because he was crazy. To single out homeschoolers like this, and to use that shooting as the reason for doing so, is only slightly less crazy than Lanza was. It's also blatant manipulation of a tragedy for political gain, something that decent people everywhere should decry.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste
They're shameless, they really are: