Monday, September 3, 2007

Another Really Good Reason To Homeschool

In the Avery Doninger case, it seems the court just ruled that the school is within its right to regulate a student's speech on or off campus as well as on the Internet.

This teenager wrote on a blog, that school officials were "douchebags". She didn't even name anyone in particular. Her language was perhaps not exactly a nice thing to say, but I have heard much worse, and as I understand the girl did apologize to school officials. She was punished rather harshly by the school and they are not allowing her to run for class office this year as a senior. The family took the issue to court saying the girl's right to free speech had been violated by the school.

It's an interesting case.. but bottom line - schools are now dictating children's speech and behavior off of school grounds and in Cyberspace. That's pretty jarring, especially if the courts say that they are within their rights to do so.

I'd say if you don't like the school's rules then don't go there,
especially if those rules reach out to their speech and their actions at all times, not just on campus.

Yup, another extremely good reason to homeschool.