Monday, June 23, 2008

Homeschoolets threaten our cultural comfort

The original article:
http://www.djournal.com/pages/story.asp?ID=274594&pub=1&div=Opinion

No, he's not writing about my kids either!!

The well written response:
http://principleddiscovery.com/2008/06/08/homeschoolers-threaten-our-cultural-comfort/

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4 Comments:

At 11:54 AM, Blogger Lone Star Ma said...

I thought the article and the response were excellent - although he is a bit harsh on the rest of us. Many of us really can't get by without two incomes without giving up luxuries like health insurance. I know lots of at-home parents who do just that and I trust them to make the right choice for their own families - in my family, though, I know that the health care costs are where I have needed to draw my line and that is true for many middle class families who, like mine, can afford lots of silly little luxuries with two incomes but can't afford health insurance on one. Universal health insurance would get me home or at least working part-time, another option that isn't really very feasible these days. I really agree with why the author thinks people are uncomfortable with home-schooling but kind of disagree with the attack on the rest of us. Really, I think our society is set up so that everyone who is not rich is left with a bunch of very unsatisfactory options and we all worry about the risks of every choice we make. We need better options all around that allow all families to feel more secure in being able to do what is right for them.

 
At 11:34 PM, Blogger Olson Clan said...

I had to laugh at times while reading the article, but some of it is so close to home as they would say. He's obviously not followed me around a grocery store either. :)

 
At 12:54 PM, Blogger gojirama said...

I think you're very right LSM. I do know some two income families that are doing it for the goodies, but health care is a huge one. Although I HATE being told I'm "lucky" to be able to stay at home- I wear all second clothes and never get to eat takeout- DH does have pretty good insurance.

 
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