I attempted to say why my granddaughters are now homeschooled.....because of their fears... which you seem to believe are overblown... and not happening in the better schools. That is simply not the case. There school system is one of the best in the area and why it was selected when the family moved here. Yet still the episodes happen where teachers do not intervene and the school is un-co-perative with parents....and that is not the only school.
My son and daughter in law did not make there decision lightly and since they are good parents they certainly thought this through...as most parents do who choose to homeschool their kids. They determined their kids will not be subjected to how the schools are run...nor the lack of intervention when needed....nor put them in an unsafe environment. The tensions and happenings which are neither overblown nor looked at as such are all to frequent and increasingly so. How many schools have had to be locked down for bomb threats...shooters within the schools etc.?
This did not happen fifty years ago.
People have the right to fear whatever they wish, there is an infinite selection to choose from.
I would never question the love and regard for their children that home schooling parents have. It is of note, however, that those who do not make that choice should also be given the same respect. They also love their children.
I also believe that views of schools around here are not accurate, mainly because the sensational story gets play all over the nation while the normal, everyday, mundane functioning of schools is ignored.
There are plenty of legitimate complaints to be made no doubt.