The idea of homeschooling is spreading to groups other than those that are usually associated, in the public mind, with education at home.
- Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, Maryland, 10 July 2006, Steele reaffirms Catholic valuesÂ Â Â Â
Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, the likely Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, affirmed his allegiance to Roman Catholic teachings yesterday as he addressed a conference of Catholic families at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Tim Hill, who with his wife, Miki, home-schooled their nine children, said they founded the conference 17 years ago as a way for Catholic parents who home-school to trade advice and techniques. Home schooling was new for Catholics, who traditionally sent their children to Catholic schools, Hill said. Over the years, the focus of the conference expanded to Catholic spirituality and family dynamics, and more Catholics who were not home-schooling began to attend, he said. About 2,000 people attended the conference this year, he said.
I’ve heard about the concept of ‘subsidiarity’ from online friends who are Roman Catholic.Â Subsidiarity means that a function is carried out by the lowest responsible level within a hierarchy, and some Roman Catholic parents take that to mean that, within their church,Â they are the ones responsible for their children’s educations.Â Dioceses are agreeing.