In post 39 you said: "While homeschooling is the most ideal way to rear a child to adulthood, sadly, not all children can be homeschooled, for many reasons: Selfishness, materialism, health, intelligence, illiteracy, poor coping skills, lack of discipline, extreme poverty, etc. on the part of the parents. These children will need to be institutionalized for their schooling. We need orphanages, too, but no one is claiming that this is the best way to rear a child.
According to your criteria every child under the age of three will be in an institution. I will bet that this is over the edge and beyond the pale even for those that agree with you.
posted on 05/06/2012 3:02:19 PM PDT
(Party like it is 1773)
Most children now are institutionalized for their education in government schools and a far smaller number in private schools. What I have proposed is that parents be able to choose a private institution and that government schooling be shut down.
At no time in this thread did I suggest that homeschooling could or should be the only alternative to government socialist-entitlement and single payer schooling. While I believe that we will continue to see a growth in the numbers of homeschoolers over the next decade or so, I seriously doubt that it will ever be the major means of educating the nation's children.
posted on 05/06/2012 3:15:13 PM PDT
(Reforming a government K-12 school is like reforming an abortion center.)
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