Thursday, April 16, 2009

Rick going after the homeschooling vote...

A prominent homeschooling blog has a blog up about Rick's support for homeschooling (link). Excerpt follows...
Rick Perry, the Governor of Texas, recently made a speech praising and encouraging homeschooling.

It's a great speech for homeschoolers and I would highly recommend watching it in its entirety. Some of his statements are especially worth highlighting:
For more and more students every day, the best educational option is a classroom in the home.

Every child is entitled to a public education, but public education is not entitled to every child.

Whatever decision is made on the location and style of a child’s education, I believe the responsibility and freedom of that choice resides with a child’s parent.

For those who choose to teach their children at home, I believe government regulation should stop at the front door.

Parental involvement is essential to every child’s success, and it’s hard to imagine a more involved parent than one who makes the sacrifices required to teach their child at home.
It looks like Rick is actively reaching out to the homeschool crowd. He posted this video on his YouTube site (link)...

What is Kay doing to reach out to homeschool families? They may be a small group, but they are very active in GOP primaries.

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