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Basil Fishbone

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Missoula private schools
« on: January 11, 2007, 05:55:31 pm »

Private schools and homeschooling in Missoula are taking an increasing bite out of gov't skule enrolement.  Now a group of schools are organizing an Independent Schools Night.  Montana independent schools  also have sports leagues, open to homeschoolers.  The article talks about one parent's cooperative that is 25 years old.  That would be a good way to transition out of the gov't propaganda camps -- turn them into cooperatives  (ie cooperative non-profit corporations).  There are lots of homeschoolers and several private schools in the Bozeman area also.

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A private education primer

http://www.missoulanews.com/News/News.asp?no=6214
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by Jessie McQuillan
Getting Schooled

Those who don't know that a dozen or so distinct private schools are educating children not enrolled in Missoula's public school system aren't alone.

Even Kevin Chick, dean of students at the long-established Catholic school St. Joseph Elementary, says he wasn't aware until recently of the number and variety of burgeoning independent schools in town.
Nine of those schools are teaming up Jan. 18 to host an Independent Schools Night, and school leaders say the event is a first step toward increasing collaboration among private schools. Educational approaches represented at the event will include religious, progressive, Montessori, "place-based" and Spanish language immersion programs.
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Re: Missoula private schools
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2007, 08:43:18 pm »

Are "ordinary" people hired to teach within these independent schools, or are staff still highly regulated as with private schools in other regions?
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Re: Missoula private schools
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2007, 09:02:54 pm »

Good question.  I'm not sure, but looking at the Sussex's School's website, it looks like several instructors did not come in through conventional education programs, though some did.

I'll ask some one more knowlegable...
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Re: Missoula private schools
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2007, 10:04:07 pm »

Ben over at Montana Alliance for Liberty responded:

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Teachers do not have to be state certified if the school does not seek Montana
certification for the school.  Most private schools want state certification and
thus require all teachers to be certified. However, a few private schools ignore this
and use other private certification organizations.  I don't know which schools in
Missoula allow this.

One wa[y] to skirt the law and hire non-Montana certified educators, is to
hire one certified teacher for up to 28-elementary students and list him/her
as the teacher, while splitting the class operationally into two or three classes
using uncertified educators.

~ Ben
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Re: Missoula private schools
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2007, 12:32:48 am »

I live in lolo and am leaning towards home school
I have a couple  of freinds that already do I would like any info I can get
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Re: Missoula private schools
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2007, 12:47:29 am »

Here is a page with good info on Montana homeschooling. (Check out the rest of the site also...)

http://www.montana-alliance-for-liberty.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=36
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2007, 01:53:07 am »

thanks
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Re: Missoula private schools
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2007, 12:41:55 pm »

Found this very interesting. Will see if others have heard of it around here. Also welcome old mouse. Lolo is not that far from Missoula.
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