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.
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