The left hates you. They call you names. They think you're robbing your snowflakes of diversity. Exactly what's diverse about locking children up in schools that resemble prisons with other children exactly the same age, and in most cases, exactly the same socioeconomic background?
After witnessing the slovenly semi-literate children who flock to our local library after being sprung from our public schools, I would have to say they've already captured their minds and souls.
But, you say, they're at the library. Isn't that a good thing? It would be if they were actually reading something. No, these children are there to play video games on the free computers. Guess which kids are happily checking out with satchels full of books? It's the home-schooled kids accompanied by their mothers.
We come in contact with many home-schooled children, and in every case they are better educated, better behaved, and better socialized, if by socialized you mean able to carry on a coherent conversation with an adult.
Kevin Williamson reports on the latest assault on home schooling:
This comment at National Review caught my eye because it is both foolish and sad (last sentence bolded by me.)Home-schoolers represent the only authentically radical social movement in the United States (Occupy Wall Street was a fashion statement) and so they must be suppressed, as a malevolent committee of leftist academics and union bosses under the direction of Governor Dannel Malloy is preparing to do in Connecticut, using the Sandy Hook massacre as a pretext. The ghouls invariably rush to the podium after every school massacre, issuing their insipid press releases before the bodies have even cooled, and normally they’re after your guns. But the Malloy gang is after your children.
Malloy’s committee on the Newtown shootings is recommending that Connecticut require home-schooling families to present their children to the local authorities periodically for inspection, to see to it that their psychological and social growth is proceeding in the desired direction. For anybody even passingly familiar with contemporary government schools, which are themselves a peerless source of social and emotional dysfunction, this development is bitterly ironic. read the rest - it's excellent.
Do these parents really think that countering the "crazy off the wall crap" at dinnertime is working? The schools have these kids for hours and hours every day of the week, and they're going to fix it all over dinner. I don't think so. And exactly what is the message they're sending their precious little snowflakes concerning the teachers and the system? And finally, who in their right minds would willingly subject their children to "crazy off the wall crap" day after day? I call that child abuse.Great article! A must read. We homeschooled our oldest until High school and the youngest (3) did some time at the Catholic elementary school before High school. The public High school in our small rural town had a slight conservative streak due to the presence of faith in the community. Other than that the teachers were huge libs and their lives - for the most part - were an absolute mess. But our district was better than most. My wife and I enjoyed de-programming them at the dinner table after they shared some of the crazy off the wall crap they learned in history or health class.
Is "health class" a euphemism for sex ed? Yep, just what they need. Sex ed in schools is working so well we have two alternative schools in our smallish town where they stick all the pregnant teenagers - some as young as fourteen so they can brag on Facebook that "they're proud stay-at-home mommies." Many of these girls are already incubating their second or third illegitimate child, all by different daddies. And the libtards think more sex ed is the cure.
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