One of my long-time favorite bloggers is Karen Braun, known in the homeschool blogging world as Spunky. Her Spunky Homeschool blog has often made me think, many times made me laugh, always provided thoughtful and inspiring reading in one capacity or another.
Today Spunky writes about an upcoming documentary and shares her thoughts about the message it portrays about the history – and the future – of the homeschool movement. She voices a concern I felt when I viewed the YouTube clip on her site: “The video production is professional but the build-up of suspense using music and courtrooms attempts to provoke a sense of urgency and fear that I’m not sure is warranted.”
I don’t want to copy all of Spunky’s post here, but I do want to share her valuable perspective, which I definitely share: “Secular and Christian homeschoolers are both part of homeschooling in America and its history. Each has made significant contributions to the liberties we now enjoy. I certainly hope that those that seek to tell the history allow all the facts to be known. We’ll see.”
She’s right, we’ll see. But in the meantime we should be aware of things that are happening around us in the name of homeschooling. I recommend reading her post in its entirety for a good perspective on some of what’s happening, and then read the comments to her post for some additional food for thought.