Company bans homeschooled workers
'Discriminatory practice reflects a narrow-minded and statist view of education' Published: 10 hours ago
An Indiana-based company has decided not to hire any homeschool graduates, withdrawing a job offer from one candidate after discovering he was home educated, according to the Home School Legal Defense Association.
homeschool students routinely run higher than for public-school students.
HSLDA spokesman Michael Donnelly said NiSource, an energy-distribution company, informed HSLDA it would not hire homeschool graduates.3313 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Donnelly, argued, however, that the section applies to public and chartered private schools, not homeschools.
experienced applicant who received a legally recognized education is
He explained that HSLDA got involved when the company, after having initially offered a job to the applicant, whose name was being withheld, withdrew the offer.
The organization wrote letters to the company explaining the benefits and validity of homeschooling, without results.
law, this applicant had years of relevant job experience and several key industry certifications. During his last two years of high school the applicant took seven courses at a recognized state college and
Donnelly said HSLDA has been working with homeschool advocates in Ohio
state-issued credential will be discriminated against in employment
He said HSLDA opposes Common Core because it creates a system based on nationalized standards, assessment and data collection that could negatively affect homeschool graduates and job seekers.
qualifications, not a policy that discriminates against an entire
their own hiring policies, which may include evaluating the academic
and statist view of education that is inconsistent with the values of
NiSource declined to respond to a WND request for comment.
Home-school.com notes that in public schools, the average scores for reading, language and math is at 50 percent.
But homeschoolers score in the 89 percentile in reading, 84th in language, 84th in math and 86th in science.
As college freshman, they carry a grade point average of 3.41, compared to the 3.12 for other students. As seniors, they outscore others 3.46 to 3.16.
According to the National Home Education Research Institute,
far it indicates that they: participate in local community service more frequently than does the general population, vote and attend public meetings more frequently than the general population, and go to and succeed at college at an equal or higher rate than the general
Pennsylvania, homeschooled students on the state standardized test scored in the 89th percentile for reading, 87th for science and 81st for social studies.
Departments of Education, which are generally biased toward the public school system, cannot argue with these facts. Not only does homeschooling work, but it works without the myriad of state controls