Also, Daddy needs a new Xbox.
Watch Disney capitalize. “Disney announces the ‘Annual Student Fun in Learning Pass’ which will encourage kids to learn about diversity on “It’s a Small World,” gravity on Tower of Terror, and spirituality in The Haunted Mansion.” “So bring your PEP funds uncle Ron sent you, and do your homeschooling away from home!”
Homeschooling CAN be amazing, especially for neurodivergent kids...but I doubt that's how it's going down in Florida.
Fun homeschooling story from rural Western Australia. Through the 1930s my Gran homeschooled her kids, because they lived too far away from any school. Then in 1941 they moved, and the kids could go to school. My aunt was 12 and had never been inside a school room in her life.
She flatly refused to go back for a second day. Testing showed she was well above the standard to graduate, even though she was two years short of the required age. The government had bigger fish to fry in 1941, so she was quietly passed out two years early and no more was said. Her (less forceful and more social) younger brothers went to school quite happily.
TBF, a visit to the Hall of Presidents has more educational value than a Tiny D-approved history class.
Hahahahahahaha. You said TRS 80!!! Wait, I have to log on to Compuserve with my modum.
DeSantis accidentally arranging for state money to be sent to Disney is breaking my ironymeter.
DuhSantis has an "attenuated connection" to reality.
Judd and Gary, my two favorite Legums.
The only two I know of, but still. I read their every words.
All of this is part and tiresome parcel of conservatives' never-ending war on the very concept of public education. They hate that they have to pay taxes to educate someone else's kids. When those kids are Black and there's no legal way to keep them out of the local public school, they hate it even more.
“Try to be born into better economic circumstances in your next life.”
Yeah! You fucking losers!
Arizona jumped on this same bandwagon under our former GOP governor. Unfortunately, the newly elected Sec of Education is also a Republican who loves vouchers
I don't know, I worked really hard to send the kiddos to parochial school (Catholics have a lot of issues but teaching kids how to read, write and think in school isn't one of them). Said kiddos are grown now and read a lot of banned books at Catholic school. Most Catholic schools have mechanisms to help kids who don't come from my privileged background. These vouchers should be needs based and for tuition, uniforms, books, schools supplies and tech. That should be IT. As voters, we're owed at least that much.
I'm a retired public school guidance counselor in Florida.
I had parents re-enroll their kids once they were tired of the little pests being home all day. When I asked to see the curriculum they had used at home, I would be handed religious coloring books they had purchased from a Christian education supply store.
It showed Adam and Eve riding on the backs of T. Rex and a brontosaurus.
School vouchers has always been about transferring public money to private hands. If proponents tell us it's about religion, reading, writing, freedom, blah, blah, blah; they are lying.
𝘚𝘵𝘦𝘱 𝘜𝘱 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘚𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴...𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘴 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘛𝘝𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘶𝘱 𝘵𝘰 55 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴.
The "up to" caught my eye. Hey, glad to see they're showing 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 restraint -- wouldn't want to go hog-wild with this, amirite?
"Theme park tickets were previously a prohibited expense, but Step Up for Students' 'reconsidered after hearing from parents about the potential benefits.'"
This is a fucking Goofy idea.
I grew up in PA right outside of Philly and Disney World was considered an "excused absence" from school because "educational". Not sure if that is still the case, but it's still stupid nonetheless.
Here’s a radical idea: If you’re going to homeschool your kid(s) and want state funds to do it, maybe you should have to send in, I don’t know, actual receipts for reimbursement. That way, someone—hopefully someone with experience in education—might review your expenses and determine what should be refunded and what is stupid crap with no educational purpose.
This idea shouldn’t be too offensive, given that the people who homeschool are generally not hurting for money. Pretty sure they could stand to wait for a reimbursement check.