Okay, I understand why ‘some’ rules are usually considered normal. We’re surrounded by rules. I’m reminded of the song Signs from the ’60s or early ’70s in which the singer rebels against the instructions directed at us from signs no matter where we go.
Despite this, it seems that non-homeschooling reporters are fascinated with rule-less homeschooling parents … the same parents who raised the children in question during their all-but-rule-free infancies.
Out of school, into the home, 21 June 2008, Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia
Under state law, there are no additional requirements for home-school students with special needs than for regular students. Williams has an independent evaluator review the children’s progress and must send regular reports to the county.
The parent picks up what the system drops, and succeeds, and yet reporters (or editors?) feel compelled to slip into the articles the niggling mass-socialization insecurities that bother non-homeschoolers so much: “Who is watching you?”
Imagining the absence of the hive mind must make them feel so lonely.