"We are not home-schooling our kids just so they can read," Mr. Farris said. "The most common thing I hear is parents telling me they want their kids to be on the Supreme Court. And if we put enough kids in the farm system, some may get to the major leagues." That is an alarming prospect to some on the left. "Mike Farris is trying to train young people to get on a very right-wing political agenda," said Nancy Keenan, the education policy director at People for the American Way, a liberal advocacy group, and a former Montana state superintendent of public education. The number of Patrick Henry interns in the White House "scares me to death," she said. "It tells us a little bit more about the White House than it does about the kids."Yes... it does.
Wednesday, March 10, 2004
There is a small, private college near Washington, D.C., which has an enrollment of about 240 students. Of the nearly 100 interns working at the White House, 7 are from this college. It's Patrick Henry College and it is designed for homeschooled children. In College for the Homeschooled Is Shaping Leaders for the Right, we read about the impact that college students with a homeschooled education are beginning to make.