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Competing for Hearts and Minds

On Monday North Carolina's education statistic bureaucrats sounded the alarm that homeschooling in the state has more than doubled during the last 10 years.

By on 8.4.10 | 10:38AM

On Monday North Carolina's education statistic bureaucrats sounded the alarm that homeschooling in the state has more than doubled during the last 10 years. The reaction from one Raleigh-area public school advocate, Ann Denlinger, is telling: "We need to approach public schools as a competitive enterprise. We're competing for the presence of your child."

Here's the local ABC affiliate's report, which includes her remarks:

Of course, you'll never see government advocate an approach that encourages home education as the first choice. Parents are its competition.

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