I favor education choice. I want to be able to choose to school at home. I don't want to take away choices from families that want to school at home with government support. I find it ironic that so many homeschooling organizations are fighting to tell other families that they must homeschool "the right way" or not at all.....PMCarey
I'm in agreement with all three of you.
Our version of homeschooling is that we hired the best Christian teacher in the county to teach our two kids when they ran out of private school options in our small town. Within three weeks, we had seven other students joining our school in the third floor of our 1889 house.
That's what works for us.
It is not "traditional" homeschooling but, with a medical practice, I do not have the time to teach and my wife, who only two years ago was saying that public school was good enough for her, is, quite frankly, not cut out to teach homeschool.
Now, the kids are getting the best 6th and 7th Grade education in the county and my wife admits that public school would have been a disaster compared to what we have now.
The bottom line about our school is that like-minded parents and a like-minded teacher have control over our kids education.
We can afford to forgo any Government assistance but many families do not have such a luxury.
If you can trust parents to decide how to educate their children themselves, you can trust them to decide how much Government assistance and how many Government strings they are willing to accept.
For this you must be severely punished. < /sarcasm>
Well said and this, I believe, is the crux of homeschooling. We, as parents, are the ones to rightfully decide how, where and when our children are schooled.