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Education Reporter
NUMBER 289 THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS FEBRUARY 2010

Education Briefs 
Patrick Henry College earned bragging rights as the only school to win the American Collegiate Moot Court Association championship more than once. The 10-year old college, founded by home-schooling advocate Michael Farris, beat out well-respected schools including Harvard, Syracuse and Baylor University at the annual competition last month. (wnd.com, 1-19-10)

Congressional Democrats voted to phase out a popular voucher program in Washington, D.C. that provides 1,700 disadvantaged kids with up to $7,500 a year to attend private schools. A federal evaluation found that the primarily black and Hispanic students participating in the program have made substantial academic gains, but Democratic senators caved to demands from the National Education Association to kill the program. (Wall Street Journal, 12-19-09)

Home-schooling parents Richard and Margie Cressy of Montgomery, NY were arrested on child endangerment charges. District superintendent Richard Hoffman said, "From what I can gather, it sounds like there was education going on . . . [but] they didn't fulfill their legal responsibility to file with the school district to be home-schooled." The Cressys have since submitted curriculum to the district, but still face legal charges. (cbs6albany.com, 1-04-10)

Fall 2009 marks the first semester in many years in which male enrollment at community colleges equaled or surpassed female enrollment. The surge of men only changed their total enrollment proportion to 42.9%, up from 41.7% in 2007. College officials surmise more men are enrolling due to poor economic conditions and new GI Bill benefits. (insidehighered.com, 1-13-10)

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