Friday, March 31, 2006

Why the School System Won't Be After My Kids

Many homeschoolers are terrified the school system is going to hunt them down and force them to send their kids to school. This fear is completely out of place in our school system. There's not enough teachers to take care of the students they've already got. Every school year for the past decade the state has started out hundreds of teachers short. Most teachers are already over retirement age, and some are nearing their second retirement. Today we found out that half the teachers at the local elementary school have put in for their retirement at the end of the year. That's an almost unimaginable crisis. Come after homeschoolers? I don't think so. They've got enough trouble on their plate already.


COD said...

Aren't you assuming that school administrators will act in a logical manner? Is that a safe assumption?

I mean, if more kids = more money...

Lioness said...

More kids/classroom = more money needed to achieve the same effect. The Law of Diminishing Returns kicks in quickly.

Our new head of DOE appears astonishgly logical for a change. He's a fairly young man unlike his predecessors, and fixing the school system would make his career. Not fixing it would ruin it. People who have met him tell me he's actually working to fix offences that have been going on for years.