As I know I have a few readers who homeschool (and I suspect even more lurkers who do) I wanted to share this article with you. It’s very good and explains quite well why some people really do not like what homeschoolers do and what they represent. One such person is Robin West (whose article against homeschooling is found on page seven here). This article has been throughly debunked several times and Kevin Williamson briefly does the same.
Here is Williamson quoting West on one of her more ignorant claims:
West offers a caricature of homeschooling families far removed from reality: “The husbands and wives in these families feel themselves to be under a religious compulsion to have large families, a homebound and submissive wife and mother who is responsible for the schooling of the children, and only one breadwinner. These families are not living in romantic, rural, self sufficient farmhouses; there are in trailer parks, 1,000 square-foot homes, houses owned by relatives, and some, on tarps in fields or parking lots. Their lack of job skills, passed from one generation to the next, depresses the community’s overall economic health and their state’s tax base.
One must wonder how many homeschooling families she bothered to visit to come up with these observation.
Anyway, the rest of Mr. Williamson’s article is very good and worth a read if you have any interest in homeschooling and, as there are more “red pills” out there than the realities of men and women, I thought many readers might enjoy this.