Education Policy

ROPE:  One Two Three, What Are We Voting For?

After spending nearly a decade heavily involved in politics, it’s quite a departure for me to admit I can’t name all the candidates running for Lt. Governor off the top of my head. I’ll be honest…I’m not even sure I can name all 27 – or however many – gubernatorial candidates.

Sadly, I’m not dying about it. Why? I’m still plugged in enough to know who to go to for voting advice and I still READ. Yes, it’s true! There are actually things you can READ to get information enough to make informed voting decisions!

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R3publicans:  Top schools prefer homeschooled kids (article from 2014)

By
Luis Fernando Mises

September 24, 2014

It’s not that top universities are telling people directly to homeschool their kids. Instead, top schools are using a selection process that gives homeschooled kids a huge advantage. Here’s why:

1. Good grades are a commodity, so they don’t help in the admissions process.
2. Your kid will be evaluated on the stuff that is NOT school.
3. Going to school undermines endeavors that really impress admissions officers.

read more at https://emancipatedhuman.com/top-schools-prefer-homeschooled-kids/

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ROPE2/Parent Guest Post: What I Learned From The 2018 Teacher's Strike

This post was sent to me by "Elizabeth":I have never thought of myself as any kind of activist. I have never marched in protest or in support of anything that I can remember. It isn’t that I don’t have opinions – I definitely have them. There are often facets to issues or politics that I don’t understand or, more likely, haven’t taken the time to research.

But my blood pressure rose when I received a text from my teen after returning to school following the Oklahoma teacher strike.

“Our teacher just had us write a paper on our feelings about the walk-out!”

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