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    that even in conservative areas, there are more than few so-called "Christian homeschoolers" who keep their kids away from the "corrupting influence" of the public schools. I lived in east TN for 35 years and met some number of them. I was sort of glad that their kids weren't in the public schools as these parents would probably be in the office raising hell about the "unChristian" things their kids were being taught and forcing the curriculum into an even narrower path.

    I had a friend who was an evangelical who did take her boys out of public school in middle school and homeschool them, but it was more for social reasons than religious ones. I have to agree with her that middle schoolers are basically unreconstructed barbarians and that middle school isn't a healthy place to be for a lot of kids. I'd have done the same if I had a financial choice at the time. Her boys went back to public high school and did just fine then and after.

    Being "pro-life" means believing that every child born has a right to food, education, and access to health care.

    by Jilly W on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 09:56:51 AM PST

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