“Demented:” Joy Behar disses homeschool students
By Michelle Malkin • November 19, 2008 09:55 PM
I guess we should give thanks that she sits around a table kvetching with other liberal women for a living instead of doing what she did before Hollywood embraced her. That’s right: She was a…public school teacher.
Her bigoted remarks disusing homeschooling begin at around the 6:10 mark and climax at 7:10 with Behar showing her contempt for both homeschooled students and parents: “A lot of them are demented when they’re homeschooled.”
Right. Because they’re so much better off in public schools where “proper socialization” takes the form of ideological child abuse. Eh, Joy?”
The following facts are posted by Duane Lester
Behar said, “A lot of those kids are demented…”
“Here are a few of the “demented” children who were homeschooled:
- Twelve year-old Bryceson Harvey, winner of “the 14th annual ‘Can You Find the Mapman?’ Contest”
- Haley Stewart, winner of the Reading Rainbow Competition
- Nathan Cornelius, winner of the 2005 National Geographic Bee
- 16-year-old mathematician Michael Viscardi, winner of the prestigious Siemens-Westinghouse Competition
- These “seven homeschooled high schoolers” who “swept the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) World Championship”
- Christopher Paolini, homeschooled author of Eregon, Eldest and Brisingr
- Heisman trophy winner Tim Bebow
- Dakota Fanning, the “most powerful actress in Hollywood”
Homeschoolers generally own academic competitions:
A home schooler, 13-year-old Evan O’Dorney, is once again the winner of the Scripps National [sic] Spelling Bee. In fact, home schoolers took fully one third of the top 15 spots in the Bee, utterly out of proportion with their share (about 1/40th) of the U.S. student population. Another two spots were taken by private school students, and three were taken by Canadian public school students (hence the “sic,” above — we’ve yet to anschluss the Canucks so far as I can recall).
That left five spots for U.S. public school students — the same number taken by home schoolers whom they outnumber by 50 million or so kids. And it isn’t as though the homeschoolers are fabulously wealthy and able to hire special tutors. The winner’s father is a subway train operator and his mother oversees his education.
Homeschoolers excel in such competitions because they enjoy more educational freedom than any other category of learner. They can pursue their interests and competitive drives (spelling isn’t even O’Dorney’s favorite subject) without being constrained by the pace of a classroom targeted at the “average” student — a pace that must be, by definition, too fast or too slow for the majority.”
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