Homeschooling father and essayist Earl Gary Stevens wrote with rare common sense when he advised, “Whatever our individual circumstances, whether or not we have children in schools, we must still be able to express our misgivings about schooling in general and to offer support and encouragement for those who are searching for a way out. Parents who decide for their own reasons to make use of a school do not need to explain themselves to anybody, and people who are critical of compulsory schooling do not need to equivocate. Regardless of what we are doing in our personal lives we can all continue to speak passionately about broader issues.”
That passage appeared in our March/April, 1997 issue, but it’s still very relevant today as more and more families consider the best course of action for their children. With over 26 years of publishing, Home Education Magazine offers a wealth of good reading and valuable perspectives on the broader issues affecting decisions about education. Check out our back issue archives for free reading and great deals on magazines.