Liberals: Don’t Homeschool Your Kids – By Dana Goldstein

Ok, after reading this article, my brain is so overcharged with comment, I can’t slow it down enough to type articulately, my thoughts, so I am posting it here for you to read, and hopefully begin a conversation.

Yet whether liberal or conservative, “[o]ne article of faith unites all homeschoolers: that homeschooling should be unregulated,” Reich writes. “Homeschoolers of all stripes believe that they alone should decide how their children are educated.”

Homeschoolers, that I know, range from one end of the spectrum to the other, politically.   Although, I do agree with the above quote, that we all just wanna be left alone to school and raise our kids the way we see fit, and to leave the government out of it, for the most part.

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5 Responses to Liberals: Don’t Homeschool Your Kids – By Dana Goldstein

  1. Gemey McNabb says:

    ‘This overheated hostility toward public schools runs throughout the new literature on liberal homeschooling, and reveals what is so fundamentally illiberal about the trend: It is rooted in distrust of the public sphere, in class privilege, and in the dated presumption that children hail from two-parent families, in which at least one parent can afford (and wants) to take significant time away from paid work in order to manage a process—education—that most parents entrust to the community at-large.’

    Imagine, liberals don’t actually trust the “public sphere” either in spite of fighting to keep the most liberal of liberals in our tax-payer supported schools?? Hypocrisy at it’s finest!

  2. What’s terrifying is this: mainstream liberals can’t even understand the concept of parents guiding their children’s education.

    What liberals won’t admit is their motivation: to control the minds of children who become state spies inside the home.

    Look for a lot of brown shirts at this year’s Democratic National Convention.

    Of course, you can arm yourself for battles this year and beyond at the 3rd Anniversary Tea Party February 24 and 25.

  3. Liberals, Don’t Homeschool Your Kids
    Why teaching children at home violates progressive values.
    By Dana Goldstein

    · The author mentions in her article that there is “…overheated hostility toward public schools…”

    · It is “…rooted in distrust of the public sphere…

    · “Recent reports of teachers and teachers’ aides in Los Angeles and New York molesting children only flame the fans of such fears.”

    · “Despite our conflicting perspectives, I agree with Taylor that school ought to be more engaging, more intellectually challenging, and less obsessed with testing.”

    · “Attachment Parenting…”? YOU MUST BE JOKING!

    Where to begin? Dana, you must not have read much in writing your article. Yes, there are 1.2 million children being homeschooled. Their SAT scores and subsequent grades are blowing publicly educated students out of the water. You fail to understand or report that public education, in its present form is not working.

    Let’s deal in FACTS, not rhetoric.

    “USA Today has reported that fourteen urban school districts have on-time graduation rates lower than 50%. The worst is Detroit (21.7%), followed by Baltimore (38.5%), New York (38.9%), Milwaukee (43.1%), and Cleveland (43.8%). These cities also have some of the strongest teacher unions. For those in suburbia, with good schools, this is amazing. Is this a form of discrimination? We rank number 29 internationally, according to the NCES, National Center for Educational Statistics.
    We also are seeing grassroots movements to help education from New Jersey to California. We even have the Waiting for Superman movie, and others.” ~ “On Building Better Students”
    Since the book was written Los Angeles has reported a 60+% drop out rate.
    The overheated hostility, distrust, and conflicting perspectives arise because the system we have IS NOT WORKING. Your liberal agenda tells us that the majority should be damned in favor of the minority that are one-parent families or are poor. Yet, no one will look at the suggestions that have come from the business community. Oh yes, I forgot, they are evil too.

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