Every Child is Homeschooled?

alaskaFollow-up opinion piece to an Anchorage Daily News article we covered Sept. 14th:

In a sense every child is home-schooled, by Mary Kancewick, Published: September 28th, 2009 07:23 PM

The recent Daily News article about home schooling sets up a dichotomy between “home-school advocates” and “others,” or, as she later characterizes it, between “traditional bricks-and-mortar educators” and “fiercely independent home-schooling parents.” This dichotomy is neither accurate nor helpful.

First of all, we are all home-schooling parents, whether or not our children also attend school outside the home. We home school our children every time we have a discussion at the dinner table, when we take them to a movie or a concert, when we help with homework, and, always, by our example.

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One Response to Every Child is Homeschooled?

  1. Mark on September 29, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    While it is ironic that a parent enrolled in a public school program would write this piece, the true irony for me is had it not been for the compulsory nature of “education” I would not be a homeschooler at all. You know that too Helen. We would have just explored life with our kids. But the reality of rules and regulations intervened.