Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Conflict of Interest?

Everyone should know by now that the HSLDA (Homeschool Legal Defense Assoc) has endorsed Huckabee for the 2008 Presidential Election despite his unsteady record for homeschoolers.

Now Huckabee has a new endorsement: The NEA.

Yup, that's right. The same NEA that calls homeschoolers "wannabe teachers" and "gullible" and then goes on to conclude"They would be wise to help their children and themselves by leaving the responsibility of teaching math, science, art, writing, history, geography and other subjects to those who are knowledgeable, trained and motivated to do the best job possible." [Source:http://www.nea.org/espcolumns/dv040220.html]

Doesn't it seem a bit like a conflict of interest that Huckabee be endorsed by two opposing forces? Where does his true allegiance lie?

I'd say with the NEA. Huckabee opposes school vouchers, supports nationalization of education and was the first governor to pass restrictions on homeschoolers in Arkansas. Not exactly homeschool friendly.[Source:http://www.hslda.org/courtreport/v15n3/V15N3AR.asp?PrinterFriendly=True]

Here's what you can do to help:

Write the HSLDA with this information and your opinions. Keep it friendly and informational but encourage them to reevaluate their candidate. And encourage them to evaluate Dr. Ron Paul - "The Homeschoolers Best Friend".

You can contact the HSLDA by these means:

William A. Estrada
Director of Federal Relations
One Patrick Henry Circle
Purcellville, VA 20132
Phone: (540) 338-5600
Fax: (540) 338-8606
E-mail: federalrelations@hslda.org

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