Here is a portion of the e-mail I received (with comments):
Homeschoolers can now buy EXACTLY the same materials used in thousands of schools across North America at considerably lower prices.So, if you are one of the curriculum vendors who keep bombarding me with advertisements, please stop sending your flyers and brochures to my home, and your e-mail messages to my cyberaddress. Just stop! Spend your postage budget, and your time, targeting someone who truly wants your product --- America’s public schools.
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These cross-curricular, multi-level learning tools offer interactive learning, stunning graphics and engaging video clips, and are perfect for homeschoolers. [Ok. For my enlightenment, exactly which of these previously-mentioned characteristics makes this curriculum “perfect” for homeschoolers?]
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The ONLY difference is the home versions do NOT include public performance rights – just like the DVD’s you rent, they are licensed for home use only. [If I sent my child to public school, I wouldn’t be paying these fees directly. The school would pay them. I would contribute to the bill through my taxes, which I do anyway despite the fact that I homeschool.]
Sorry. Just had to get that off my chest.