Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Today we had a little lesson in civics. Illinois state Senator Edward Maloney, is proposing a bill that would require all homeschoolers to register with the Illinois Board of Ed. What's the problem with that, you ask? Well, for one thing, Illinois public schools are failing, while homeschoolers, across the board, are succeeding. Why should we be required to register with a failing system? And what is the cost to the taxpayer to process all the homeschoolers?? There is so much more to consider when thinking about this subject, but I will just direct you here, and move onto the good stuff :)

My kids are fine, Senator Maloney, thank you very much. We don't need your "help" ~
Homeschoolers obey the traffic laws~
The Reczeks and the Peseks with a very successful homeschooler - Abe Lincoln. He taught himself to read, withOUT the Illinois Board of Ed!

Parents taking responsibility for their children's education. No help needed from the (failing) IL Board of ED. 4,000 strong~
It's 10:00am, do you know where your kids are? Homeschoolers - right here, getting a first hand look at Illinois government. Before Sen. Maloney worries too much about the mythical homeschoolers that are "falling through the cracks", why doesn't he figure out a way to help the thousands of failing Illinois public school students? Does your local public school have a surplus of resources, monetary or otherwise?
Three floors of IL homeschoolers. What I didn't see were any registered voters coming out to SUPPORT this bill.
After a very anti-climactic ending (no vote yet), we took a quick tour of the capitol building~
The Senate~

378 miles driven in 6 hours.

22 quarters fed to the parking meters and still getting one $5 parking ticket.

Getting to spend the day with 4,000 homeschoolers reminding Illinois politicians to keep their hands off my kids?


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