From a leader in tongue-in-cheek, the Onion:
WASHINGTON—According to a report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Education, an increasing number of American parents are choosing to have their children raised at school rather than at home.
Deputy Education Secretary Anthony W. Miller said that many parents who school-home find U.S. households to be frightening, overwhelming environments for their children, and feel that they are just not conducive to producing well-rounded members of society.
Okay, its the Onion, but, satire has a way of drilling to the point:
Thousands of mothers and fathers polled in the study also believe that those running American homes cannot be trusted to keep their kids safe.
Parents who have decided to school-home their children have echoed many of Miller’s concerns. Most said that an alarming number of legal guardians such as themselves lack the most basic common sense required to give children the type of instruction they need during crucial developmental years.