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  •  It "underminds community?" (2+ / 0-)
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    Get real.  You are totally broadbrushing.  And fwiw, many people homeschool in groups with other parents to include "the other".

    The state does not have the authority to mandate kids go to state schools and homeschoolers fought hard in many states (like California) that fought tooth and nail to block homeschooling in every way possible.

    There is definitely censorship in govt. schools, too.  Ultimately SOMEBODY decides what topics/events to teach about and what stuff NOT to teach.  A homeschooler, left or right wing, is perfectly capable of including books by Zinn, Hayek etc. that their kids would never get exposed to in state run schools.

    It is a fundamental element of freedom.

    •  right- freedom to forego (0+ / 0-)

      the company of "the other" ... or to avoid getting children vaccinated ... or to teach a worldview like Ayn Rand's or Paul Ryan's with no chance that one of the other kids in the class might ask a question born of a different experience in life.

      LBJ & Lady Bird, Sully Sullenberger, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Drew Brees: Texas is No Bush League! -7.50,-5.59

      by BlackSheep1 on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 10:30:03 PM PDT

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      •  Yes, that is and should be a right (2+ / 0-)
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        and of course those examples apply to a TINY percentage of homeschooled children.  Homeschooled children on the whole significantly outperform public school kids.  

        Frankly, there is an immense amount of prejudice against homeschooling and homeschooled kids.  I see it partially as people having such fealty towards the institution of public schools, that any alternative automatically is suspect.

        The state doesn't own kids and the state has no right to MANDATE that kids attend state schools.

        Choice: it's what's for dinner

        •  Pretty defensive of home-schooling, there (0+ / 0-)

          what about families who lack the resources so glowingly boasted about?

          "on the whole significantly outperform public school kids" ... sounds like one of those statistical statements meant to mislead to me.

          LBJ & Lady Bird, Sully Sullenberger, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Drew Brees: Texas is No Bush League! -7.50,-5.59

          by BlackSheep1 on Thu Apr 21, 2011 at 01:07:40 AM PDT

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          •  I'm pretty defensive of rights, yes. That's how I (1+ / 0-)
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            roll.  The right to choose the education for one's child, I thus defend.  I have ZERO intention of homeschooling myself.  I support the right of others to do so.

            What about those who lack the resources?  They lack resources.  Sounds pretty simple to me.

            As for the statistical statements meant to mislead, sorry, them's just the facts.  You are entitled to your opinion, not your own facts.  It's a fact.

              If you are mislead by facts, I can't help you with that.  Better to deal with uncomfortable facts, than comfortable lies.

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