You might want to refer back to my post about a Richmond Community School Board member suggesting that there were too many unaccountable parents out there, “saying” they are homeschooling, using a “loophole” in the law to somehow cause Richmond’s graduation rate look too good!
How many homeschoolers have read article after article accusing homeschoolers of hiding their children from government child protectors (teachers… HA!!) to avoid being charged with abuse?
How many parents have been out in public (like a park or play area) with their children, acting perfectly with a wide range of children of varying age and race, and been asked by another mom, “What about socialization?”
I’m sorry, but I just don’t have the patience to give ignorant people the time of day anymore. And you shouldn’t either.
If you’re currently homeschooling, YOU know how well it works. There is no need to explain your choices to anyone. When the media or teachers or State School advocates say one word about how damaging homeschooling is to your children, or how homeschooling is somehow harming public schools, laugh a hearty laugh.
[Read the following comment and more ignorant thoughts from people who are against CHARTER schools. Lord knows what they think of homeschoolers!!]
…if the best and brightest students are siphoned off [into public charter schools], the worst and dullest remain behind. I don’t know if that fact, in itself, is sufficient reason to scrap the charter schools system. When money is diverted away from public schools, to finance other alternatives, the public school product is negatively impacted, compounding the problem. [Nashville City Paper]
I posted that comment because it is very common to hear ideas like that when the discussion revolves on the weaning of our children away from the State Schools and into alternatives (ANY ALTERNATIVE) to a State Mandated education.
Bottom line: Skipping School to homeschool or take advantage of any other methods you choose is not illegal! (Yet.) Choose and do what’s right by your children while you still can. Don’t let your children be the “worst and dullest remain(ing)” in your failing public Government School.