09/01/06 Update: World Net Daily has interviewed our own Nancy Carter and Gena Suarez for an article about alternatives to eBay for homeschoolers. I would also like to note that the article quotes the NEA as saying they had nothing to do with this, because they have no formal relationship with eBay. Granted. But this was pressure by the institutionalized school lobby, bureaucracy, and related interested parties, of which the NEA is definitely a big part.
Original post on August 28, 2006: By now you have probably heard that eBay is prohibiting the sale of teacher’s editions of textbooks. It is taking this move because of pressure from the institutionalized schooling lobby. It hurts homeschoolers, who have been buying and selling curriculum on eBay for years.
eBay now deletes teacher edition textbook listings, just as it does illegal drugs, pirated music or movies, and firearms or other weapons. That is because knowledge in the hands of anyone other than the anointed priest class, i.e., the public school bureaucracy, is dangerous! Wow, we have regressed to the days of ancient Egypt or the Druids.
I guess if the NEA cannot get homeschooling outlawed through legislation, they will harass homeschoolers in any other way that they can.