This is one of those reports that show up and make me wonder how it got into Google’s homeschooling pile.
Leman: Don’t pick school for wrong reasons, 14 August 2007, Tucson Citizen, Tucson, Arizona
Question: We have chosen a small, private school for our children. We like the school a lot, but I worry that when it is time for a much larger school, either a public high school or college, the culture shock will be overwhelming, leaving a small, protected environment. Should we be concerned?
Based on my experience of talking to parents who home-school, some choose to home-school to keep their kids separate from kids in public school. Many tell me they are keeping their kids away from the realities of the world.
I would say that should really not even be a consideration.
If the motivation is to keep away from those other children in the public schools, I believe that’s a very poor example for you to give to your children.
And what’s that got to do with the question, other than using “some” or “many” homeschoolers as a ‘don’t try this at home’ example. Bad homeschoolers! No! No!
posted by Valerie who’s now going off to look for some chocolate cheesecake and muttering about the ‘lack of logic’ epidemich