I was away for the weekend and decided to stay offline. I appreciate that there were no inappropriate comments while I was gone. You guys are great.
I am still slogging through my e-mail, but I will get back to the discussion in the Tea Party myths post as soon as I get a few minutes. I am also working on a follow up post, which will address a few more points.
Tomorrow, I will be gone for most of the day. Vermont homeschoolers will be gathering tomorrow at the State House as an educational opportunity and demonstration of our presence.
As I posted about last month, the Commissioner of Education wants to eradicate the Home Study Office and place homeschoolers under the jurisdiction of their local public schools. Not only that, but there is also talk of mandatory NECAP testing for all homeschoolers. Both of these proposals are an unacceptable infringement of our homeschooling freedom. Our presence in Montpelier will send a message to the legislators that we will be back, if there is legislation that affects us in the next session. The event tomorrow is not a rally or protest.
I will have footage from the event that I will post tomorrow evening or Wednesday.
Political message aside, it should be a great day to get out with the kids and see the State House without all of those wacky tea partiers there! (Wow, two trips to Montpelier in as many weeks.)