admin wrote:Personally, I think sending a kid to a U.S. public high school knowing what we all know goes on there (and does not go on there) is child abuse on many levels and criminally negligent <b>on the part of parents that have the opportunity to do something about it</b> and don't.
Maybe the shame is that so few don't have the opportunity. Or, that a child's future opportunity is so closely tied to her parent's opportunity.
Back to home-schooling. I can't imagine entering adulthood without experiencing school with others. Dealing with the bully. The first girl to have a crush. Learning to make friends. Knocked down a peg when I was too full of myself. Paddled by the vice principle.
I don't see how home-schooling can recreate those broader "lessons in life." It seems like it would be entering the Marines without Candidate school.
There are 10 different kinds of people in the world. There are those who understand binary, and those who don't.