HEM News & Commentary Editor Valerie Bonham Moon posted a note to her blog about a new research paper which is raising waves in homeschooling circles. Valerie gives a nod to homeschooling dad Chris O’Donnell for unearthing this find, and I likewise send appreciation to Chris for being right on top of things.
The paper, titled “Illiberal Education: Constitutional Constraints on Homeschooling,” was written by Kimberly Yuracko, a professor of law at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, illinois. She teaches courses in employment law, property, and family law. Her book Perfectionism and Contemporary Feminist Values was published in 2003 by Indiana University Press.
I’m still studying the paper, which, at 63 pages, compares with a small book. For now I recommend reading the discussions at Chris’s O’Donnellweb blog, and Valerie’s News & Commentary, and the blogs they link to. I’ll be commenting here (and probably other places as well) when I better understand the paper and the author’s intentions in writing it.