Monday, November 20, 2006

Homeschooler Barred from School dance

Even though other kids, who were not students of that school, were welcomed
I think this school (reach them here) is about to feel the wrath of homeschoolers nationwide. This story is making the rounds in a big way, through the national media (like Warnetdaily). I'm thinking they've got all their office phones off the hook as I type this.
Obviously, they just hate homeschoolers. The kid probably could have gone to the dance if he'd had the girlfriend buy the tickets and just showed up. But since he is used to being straight forward and upright and all that, they were suspicious of him.
Well, not to worry, what started out as some sneaky, conniving anti-homeschooling, public servant (reach said public servants here) rubbing his hands together and laughing at how no homeschooler is going to show him up, will turn out to be some sniveling principle(here and here) looking like an idiot, making a public apology, through gritted teeth to the national media.

-Tasha
By EDDY RAMIREZ
Published November 19, 2006

INVERNESS - Steven Goforth says he spent $140 in clothes and tickets to the homecoming dance. His friend, Samantha Kelley, a freshman at Citrus High School, had invited him to come along.

The dance, held in the school's cafeteria on Oct. 13, was supposed to be a semiformal event. The theme was "Disco Like a Hurricane."

Steven bought new boots and a pair of blue jeans. He couldn't make up his mind on a dress shirt so he bought two. He filled the gas tank on his Buick. Everything was set and ready to go.

But the night before the dance, Samantha's mom, Theresa, got a call from the school.

Her daughter was not allowed to take Steven to the dance because he was not a student at Citrus High. Steven, who is 16, is homeschooled. More here

Tasha Rhodes Librtarian Girl

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just emailed the school-thanks for providing that information-ha!

Bill Hartwell said...

Thanks for the information. Sometimes I'm amazed at what government officials think they can get away with, and sometimes I'm just disgusted. This time, I'm just disgusted.

ThatGirlTasha said...

Agreed-imagine what people like this would get away with if they thought it would never come to light.
And that poor that kid-all the awful things we read about teens and he's just trying to go to a dance.
Yes, disgusted is the perfect word. I'll keep an eye out for the apology story which I predict will come after Thanksgiving.

Thanks
Tasha

Mary Ellen Sager said...

I emailed the two addresses you provided but unfortunately I did so before reading the whole article and got some information incorrect in my email. Sigh. I wonder which lesson of the seven presented in that other article that represents. I hope they'll see what I meant anyway.

Mary Ellen Sager said...

I emailed the two addresses you provided but unfortunately I did so before reading the whole article and got some information incorrect in my email. Sigh. I wonder which lesson of the seven presented in that other article that represents. I hope they'll see what I meant anyway.