Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Homeschoolers Who Don't Learn Science Shouldn't Receive a Diploma

From "The American Chronicle" By Steve Shives

There are many, many things I find dubious about the practice of parents homeschooling their children. I wonder how a mother or father who has not been educated as a teacher, who in many cases has not even been to college her/himself, can possibly provide their child with as good an education as students receive in our much-maligned public schools. And I can't help but think that these home school students, of whom there are several million in the United States, are being robbed of a crucial formative experience by not attending school with other people their age and being forced to interact with a diverse group of peers.