Saturday, February 17, 2007

Responsiblity

Tammy Cardwell, a self publisher, has written a very thought provoking article on her website. It's about the responsibility of homeschoolers to honor copyrights. When I was teaching in the public schools teachers were held to strict standards of what they could copy or not copy from textbooks and other materials. But there is no office staff looking over the shoulders of homeschoolers. Many of the people whose materials I have reviewed and we all love to use are written by people just like us, homeschooling parents in search of just the right material to teach their child. Many publish their materials to help support their families and keep a mom at home to teach the children. So in support of these authors, I urge you to take a minute to read this article, "Theft By Any Other Name."

2 comments:

Miiko said...

Hi Jill, I posted the same article in my bog last night too! Education and awareness is the key for most folks! Have a great day!

brooke said...

Jill, that was a super post. {applause!} I'm passing it on to others. THanks for highlighting it!

brooke