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DK reports: The latest situation statewide is that the public homeschool extension programs and on-line schools, such as Columbia Virtual Academy and the local Home-Links are facing a struggle with the teacher's union. The teacher's union doesn't like that the students are receiving funding for tutoring, art/dance/music/martial arts lessons, etc. through Community Based Instructors like Education NW Resources. From what I understand, the teacher's union doesn't like individual instruction and want "group instruction"...
It's all about the money and not the students. The students I have been tutoring through Columbia Virtual Academy are in 7th and 8th grade. They started out at a 1st grade reading level because they have dyslexia and other processing disorders so they would not improve in a typical school setting. I'll keep you informed!
Pray for the Teachers in our Public Schools
They have a lot of weight to bear.
After being interviewed by the school administration, a prospective teacher said:
“Let me see if I have this right:
“You want me to go into that room with all those kids, correct their disruptive behavior, observe them for signs of abuse, monitor their dress habits, censor their T-shirt messages, and instill in them a love for learning.
“You want me to check their backpacks for weapons, wage war on drugs and
sexually transmitted diseases, and raise their sense of self-esteem and personal
”You want me to teach them patriotism and good citizenship, sportsmanship and
fair play, and how to register to vote, balance a checkbook, and apply for a job.
“You want me to check their heads for lice, recognize signs of antisocial behavior,
and make sure that they all pass the final exams.
“You also want me to provide them with an equal education regardless of their handicaps, and communicate regularly with their parents in English, Spanish or any other language, by letter, telephone, newsletter, and report card.
“You want me to do all this with a piece of chalk, a blackboard, a bulletin board, a few books, a big smile, and a starting salary that qualifies me for food stamps.
“You want me to do all this, and then you tell me...
I CAN'T PRAY?"