Wednesday, January 20, 2010

same old same old

Not particpating in a discussion doesn't mean it won't happen. I guess discussion isn't the right prase. I'm talking about something that has no established dialogue.

I'm so tired. Autism and homeschooling are being debated. What will happento the autistic children today, when they become adults who still need support, help? The people today are deciding that, with radically different agendas. Saying they all want what's best for their kids doesn't cover it, when the "best" in question (or the Best, which is another story!) is not agreed upon.

In Oklahoma there are two bills introduced that would curtail homeschooling freedom. One is a pain in the neck - yearly registration. It won't pass but it wouldn't be a big deal if it did. Sure, chinks in walls, etc etc. But still. The other one says that homeschoolers have to provide appropriate education to their kids, where appropriate is defined as the same subjects and the same time spent as a public school. That would bring Oklahoma into the select group of states that are horrible to homeschool in. It won't pass either.

But I'm tired. I don't want to fight. Why do these things happen? Sigh.