It's entirely possible that the negative trends in homeschooling are a result of larger problems, as opposed to anything from the homeschool itself. It should be recognized, however, that it is a completely unfeasible system for families that don't have a person who can stay at home to educate the children, and so the whole notion is a bit elitist. It is an impossibility for a really struggling family where both parents need to work, or for a single parent. So, for all that anyone wants to blast the public school system and praise homeschooling situations, the latter is simply not an option for a large number of Americans, and we need to ensure that the system that everyone can use is as good as it can possibly be. Anything else is just going to divide education and knowledge between the upper and lower classes and further stratify the nation.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
And the quotation you presented as your point of view, i.e.: "We are not the property of our parents to indoctrinate as they wish." That send a chill through my very bones. Once we remove the child from the authority of the parent, the child becomes the property of the state to indoctrinate as it wishes. That to me is a far more dangerous and unacceptable scenario.
"I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776
all North Dakota high schools. Here are the 4 Catholic and 2 Lutheran High Schools in the state.
the absence of such 'cohesion' was due to the black kids being required to receive inferior teaching in an inferior facility
that's where the bank president's janitor's kids were taught
multiculturalism is one of the things that makes our nation great. it is hardly a cancer. we need more of it