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Condoleezza Rice illustrates value of homeschooling, skipping grades, right to bear arms. President Bush's choice for his second-term secretary of state was initially home-schooled by her teacher mother, who took a year off work to teach the 5-year-old Rice after the local black elementary school officials said she was too young to start school despite her well-developed reading skills. She later breezed through school, graduating from high school at age 15 and college at 19. Having lived through white-on-black racial violence in Birmingham, AL in 1963, she is a staunch supporter of gun rights, arguing that they allowed her father and other neighborhood men to defend the community from white vigilantes. (montgomeryadvertiser .com, 11-17-04)

Another study questions what exit exams measure. Many high school graduation tests don't measure whether students are ready for college or work, according to a study released in August by the Center on Education Policy. Most of the 25 states that have such tests gear the tests to 10th or 11th-grade levels, and some measure pre-9th-grade skills. (See Education Reporter, Sept. 2004 for previous studies on this subject.)

District planned drill simulating terrorist attack by homeschoolers. A school district in Muskegon County, MI planned for more than a year to conduct an elaborate emergency drill involving 60 students, law enforcement agencies, fire departments, transportation and medical services and various other service agencies. According to the Muskegon Chronicle, the exercise planned to "simulate an attack by a fictitious radical group called Wackos Against Schools and Education who believe everyone should be homeschooled" and who detonate a bomb on a bus. After the plan was publicized, an outcry prompted apologies from officials involved.

January 2005 Education Reporter
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