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I thought this was amusing 
12th-Oct-2006 06:26 pm
Bingo the clowno


"FREDERIC, WIS. - As a local businessman, volunteer firefighter and dad of two,
Lee Jensen seemed like an easy choice for this small Polk County town's school
board. But he's also a dad who has home-schooled his kids for a decade.

"I don't think that he has the best interests of the students in our school
district in mind," said Colleen Geisen, who intends to run for a seat on the
board. "I think he's maybe on the board for other reasons. I think he's
concerned about morals and values in the public school system."
(are they trying to say this guy is a fundie nut with an

The upset in Frederic is all the more unusual because another
home-schooling parent served on the board a few years ago
. Shelley Tougas,
spokeswoman for the Minnesota School Boards Association, said having home-school
parents on school boards doesn't raise red flags with her organization. It's
no different than having board members who don't have children
, she said.

One cause of concern about the schools: loss of revenue from the children
whose parents have chosen to educate them at home. Each of those children would
be worth an estimated $5,800 in state aid if they were enrolled in public

"That's revenue we lose," Geisen said. "That's part of why we're so broke."
(I was wondering when this would come up.  In the
future I believe we're going to get a lot more flack from the government because
of the almighty dollar and frankly, I'm shocked it hasn't come up more often. 
Like how un-American we are because we don't support our local schools.)  

"I don't want him to be making decisions on my kids when he's not sending his
kids there," she said.
(But why should that matter if people with NO KIDS can
take the job?)

Jensen, an electrician, said he and his wife, Wendy, home school their kids
-- Sara, 16, and Andrew, 13 -- for a number of reasons, some of which are
(HA!  It was a smokescreen!  He's a fundie nut
and the sheeple were allowed to pipe in with their anti-homeschool sentiment to
give it all an air of legitamacy.  Hell, why not just say, "This guy's a
fundie NUT and we want our kids to understand science and evolution and not be
pressured into prayer groups and other fundie nut whacko ideas!"  But
that's why no one lets me go near a microphone...)
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