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Friday, November 02, 2007

What is an "unlicensed adult?"

Rose Fernandez, spokesperson for the Wisconsin Virtual Academy, on the educratic viewpoint:

I heard lawyers for DPI and WEAC call parents incompetent. I heard them say that unlicensed adults should not perform any teaching function whatsoever in public schools. The attorney for DPI, a deputy attorney general, actually said parents were not even capable of recognizing a teachable moment. Now that's an argument the Department of Justice can be proud of.

Unlicensed adults is code for what I am. A parent.
WEAC sued WIVA a few years ago, contending that they're breaking the law by having parents directly involved in their children's educations.

Read the whole thing. It includes a brief timeline.

I last wrote about this a couple years ago.