Everyone should have the right to home-school their children if they wish. Last time I checked, everyone still has the right to raise their children
in their religion faith (or none) of choice. Everyone, I believe, still has the right to feed their children what they feel is appropriate. If
everyone is allowed to feed the soul, feed the stomach, why not be able to feed the brain?
The posters that are making rash generalizations regarding the intelligence or social aptitude of home-schoolers, are way off-base.
Just as children who are schooled in public or private schools join social groups, children that are home-schooled have the same option.
The term “isolation” is associated with homeschooling. Homeschooling parents can do away with this tag and stimulate the social lives of their
little ones by make their children part of social organizations. Your kid can join the girl’s scout or the boy’s scout or rather join in any
recreation program or local parks. In case your family is somewhat estranged from the social life, you can let your child have access to the Internet
and allow them to chat with children of their same age. There are also monitored chat rooms, which
enables your child to carry on discussions on age appropriate subjects).
We did this when we home-schooled our last child, and everything was fine.
By the way,let me tell you the reason we home-schooled our last child.
Several of our children are adopted from South America. Our last adopted child has a very dark complexion. As a result, other students resorted to
calling our child the N-word constantly. We went down to the school and spoke to the principal about it. His response:
"One thing I've noticed about Hispanic people, is that they don't look people in the eye, when they talk to them, unlike normal white
As my wife and I sat there with our mouths wide open in disbelief, he continued to spout vicious comments about Hispanic people. Needless to say, that
was it for us. We pulled our child out of the school, and home schooled our child. Our child finished the high school program a year ahead of the
students that were in the same grade, then our child went on to college, ending up on the Dean's List and receiving a scholarship at a Big 10 school
at the end of the freshman year. Our child played soccer during high school, and was involved with several other organizations.
There are many reasons that people home-school their children. Whether other people want or don't want to home-school their child should be their
decision. Taking that right away from the parents and the child is an abomination.
By the way, children that go to a traditional school also have social problems.
In fact, given the exposure to drugs, and other problems, there is, in my opinion, more opportunity for problems at a traditional school.
Let's not let the government take one more step towards Fascism, because, folks, that is exactly what is happening today. One day , we'll all wake
up and discover that we don't have any rights anymore.
Is this what you want?