It is interesting to see that as things change, the more they stay the same. Most, but probably not all, of you, did not grow up in the dreary period
of the cold war. In the 1950s and about half of the 1960s, I was in school. We used to have to dot the "stop! Drop! and Roll!" and the nuclear war
defense maneuver, "Duck and Cover", also using our desks ...
I laugh now, because in the greater scheme of things, most of the defensive procedures that we had would have been woefully inadequate, at the very
Having been in the throes of combat (ala Viet Nam), the very last place I would want to be when the shooting starts is in an ill lit room hiding under
Living in Missouri offered some blessings in disguise, as it were. We have a number of very large natural caverns in our state. At one point,
apparently, some of the school districts had a plan whereby the students were issued dog tag style identifications with family information, etc
stamped on them. The plan was that, in case of nuclear war, the students would all be transported to some of the various natural caverns until such a
time as all clear or a rendezvous point could be worked out with surviving parents.
I sincerely believe that taking charge of your children is a good thing, but not necessarily for the same reasons. It isn't always the "Bad Guys"
that want to take charge of your children... More often than not, many of the parents in school districts see the schools as another method of
shirking the responsibility for raising their children The school districts (at least the better ones) see the need for plans to deal with
I am not defending them, only saying that they are dealing with relevent reality in the only clunky legal/logical ways that they can within the
framework of our current society.
If you are psychologically and knowledge-wise, able to home school your children, then I applaud you. It is, however, an extremely tough
"row-to-hoe" requiring vast amounts of time, discipline, and constant improvement of your own knowledge and capabilities.
K, I hope your efforts pan out well.