Friday, July 16, 2010
Hey, look, it's the back of that Steve guy's head! And Jason and Chris. For some reason, candid shots just weren't working out for me. Anyway, yesterday I saw a couple things in the news that made me go "WHA??" The first one wasn't on the news. It was about this learning program for homeschooling online. That's cool, I support homeschooling, and I know it's possible to learn with an online program, but THEN they said it's supported by public funding. WHA?? It's this K12 thing. I don't remember voting for this. I'm not okay with public education in general, so I dunno why this bothers me more. And I can see how it might be a necessary evil for, oh, say Miley. I mean, there she was, traveling the country for months and months, so how could she do regular school. But did she need public schooling? I mean, um, couldn't she just PAY FOR IT herself?? That's just an example - I don't really know what kind of education she had. But, really, I just don't know why I'm paying people to develop these online programs, then paying for the materials to be sent to someone's house... Why am I so bitter about homeschooling to begin with. Maybe I wish I'd had it? Maybe. But not really. I don't remember what the other news item was. I reckon I've said enough for today anyhow.