The Other Reason

HR 3753/ S 1691-Homeschool NonDiscrimination Act 2005

In this well-written and clearly documented essay, respected homeschool activist Mary McCarthy asks an important question:

HSLDA as a quasi-government accountability entity is troubling enough but could there be another reason?

Recommended reading for anyone interested in the future of homeschooling – and this country.

One Response to The Other Reason

  1. Tempe on October 23, 2005 at 8:54 pm

    I was just reading Mary McCarthy’s article on the Homeschool Non-descrimination Act and a thought came to mind about why homeschoolers don’t stay in the army as long as public high school grads. Perhaps for some of them it’s the fact that as homeschoolers, we learn to think for ourselves, to question more, rather than to do what we’re told when we’re told. In school, children become so used to moving when the bell says to, and waiting for the teacher to tell them what they’ll be doing next and when they can go to the bathroom. That sounds like better training for the army, where you are expected to take orders without question, than the average homeschool home where questioning is the very core of how we learn.

    Tempe from Ancramdale, NY

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