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January 17, 2006 - 4:40 pm

a href=”http://whyhomeschool.blogspot.com/2006/01/carnival-of-homeschooling-week-3.html”Go check out the Carnival of Homeschooling–week 3/a. I found a href=”http://key-words.blogspot.com/2006/01/thank-goodness-we-dont-need.html”this link /ato an a href=”http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10753446/site/newsweek/”article by George Will /aquite interesting:br /br /blockquoteIn 2002 the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education declared that a “professional disposition” is “guided by beliefs and attitudes related to values such as caring, fairness, honesty, responsibility, and social justice.” Regarding that last, the Chronicle reports that the University of Alabama’s College of Education proclaims itself “committed to preparing individuals to”—what? “Read, write and reason”? No, “to promote social justice, to be change agents, and to recognize individual and institutionalized racism, sexism, homophobia, and classism,” and to “break silences” about those things and “develop anti-racist, anti-homophobic, anti-sexist community [sic] and alliances.”/blockquotebr /br /Wow, time for indoctrination but our kids can’t read or reason–no wonder so many parents are homeschooling. But my real question is, with the shortage of male teachers, who is “breaking the silence” about institutionalized sexism?br /br /Udate: a href=”http://althouse.blogspot.com/2006/01/gender-gap-in-education.html” Ann Althouse /aalso discusses the gender gap in education.

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