posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 05:04 AM
I don’t know about Cali, but Germany has in fact banned home schooling. It’s all about control. Controlling your child’s world view and
particularly their ideas about gov. After all, if you’re abdicating your responsibility as a parent to see to your child’s education and giving it
to the gov, you have to expect the gov to see to it’s own self interests first when dealing with your child.
Even if you send your child to gov schools, you’re going to have to do a fair amount of educating anyway, and most of the stuff that really
matters. What kind of education a child gets is all about good parenting, and if that doesn’t exist, no gov school can correct it. Children of poor
(bad) parents don’t do well in gov schools as it is. How much worse could it be if they’re home schooled? All they’ll be missing is the gov
Also, I think that the whole ‘socialization’ aspect of gov schools is way overblown. There are plenty of ways to have your child interact with
others outside of gov school. Get them in a YMCA sports league, church activities, etc. In these situations, it’s much easier to choose who your
child is exposed to, and so what kind of behavior they learn. This is particularly important in the early formative years. In gov schools, your child
will learn about the least common denominator in math class, but will be exposed to it in the social sense as well. It’s not elitist to not want
your child to be hanging out with the children of crack heads.
[edit on 24-9-2008 by resistor]