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My dad used to say, "If you want something done right, do it yourself."
(Well, apparently not some urban, educated parents: "Liberals, Don't Homeschool Your Kids". Sheesh.)
Posted by Craig on 05:31:00 AM in Education
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As someone without a horse in this race, I am puzzled by the intensity of the debate. Homeschooling, in principle, is wonderful. If you can do it, kudos. But well-educated parents usually have busy careers, while less-educated parents are either also trying to make ends meet, and/or may not be able to put together a solid home school experience. Public education is really about convenience, but is anyone surprised that one on one (homeschooling) can be a better experience than twenty to one (or thirty to one)?
February 27, 2012 at 09:55 AM
I am *totally* cracked up by the [I presume] unconscious smugness of the second piece. ". . . truly progressive—by which I mean, does homeschooling serve the interests not just of those who are doing it, but of society as a whole?"
There is *no* possibility that these interests can't or won't "serve . . .society as a whole"? Sheesh. What arrogance.
And the author drags in as argument against the "progressiveness" of home schooling a litany of the arguable results of decades of "Progressive" policy? I mean, Really?
February 27, 2012 at 05:57 PM
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