What's Up, Quebec?
Anyone know French?
This is apparently an influencial newspaper in Quebec. Its writers seem to have it in for homeschoolers which make up about .5% of the population up there. Cleo, a visitor on The Well-Trained Mind message board had this to say:
This newspaper is a small one, but taken very seriously, and usually read by influencial people.
La loi devrait surtout interdire à toute personne, morale et physique, d'organiser ou de dispenser, durant les heures de classe et en dehors du cadre de la loi, un enseignement aux enfants d'âge scolaire.
The law should proscribe anyone, moral or physical person, from organising, and giving, during class hours, and outside of the boundaries in the law, any teaching to children of school age.
ok, my translation sucks, it's a hard sentence to translate. Basically, they're calling for the law to be changed so that no one can teach children outside of a school building, and without a teacher diploma, during school hours...
Wow.. That left me speechless...
I don't know a lick of French, so I'm taking her word for it.
I don't get it. Why are people so afraid of homeschooling? Furthermore, they are such a small population up there; why even bother? Will Quebec go the way of Germany?