March 15, 2009
Ok, fine. I lost my temper and my cool. That happens more than I care to admit. I see, this case is individual and (should be) private. However, it is worth some discussion. Because these children are thriving. Again, note, every party involved agrees that the children are thriving. Why, then, go after homeschool? On what grounds? I'll tell you exactly what grounds. On the grounds of myth, misunderstanding, and prejudice. Imagine if these children were public schooled and thriving. Would the judge turn to any parent and challenge their education? No, it wouldn't even be on the table. Simply because public schooling is considered normal. However, many children could be much better served if a judge turned to a parent and said, "It is in the best interest of these children, that you leave work, go home, and homeschool them." When that is as common as the reverse, we can stop talking about these cases.