It’s a short news week, so let’s jump right in:
We’ve got a new Secretary of Education! What, if anything, will this mean for homeschoolers? Time will tell, but Betsy DeVos is an advocate for school choice in Michigan.
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We talk a lot about how homeschooling offers students they might now have in traditional classrooms, and here’s a great example: Homeschooled teens participating in Generation Joshua may have contributed to the results in a few key Senate races. (If anyone knows of a similar liberal organization, please post in the comments!)
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And finally, should homeschoolers be allowed to participate in public school extracurricular activities? New Jersey’s Lenape Regional High School District says no, turning down a 9th grade homeschooler’s request to play on his public high school’s team. Honestly, I see both sides of this, but I think I tend to come down on the side of it being fair — if not always fun — that public school activities can be reserved for the kids who attend them. What do you think?