Sunday, September 19, 2010

Another bigoted view of homeschooling

Homeschool isn’t the same as school according to Jacqueline Espinoza @ Daily Sundial.

According to Jacqueline Espinoza.
In today’s society there are two major types of education, public schooling and homeschooling. I believe that public schools provide a student with better education than homeschooling ever could.

Actually there are a plethora of educational choices available today. There are private secular schools, private church schools, on-line schools,  public schools and homeschools.

Then Jacqueline Espinoza blathers on about the credentials public school teachers have and questions if homeschool parents have the knowledge to educate their children. Apparently she failed to do any research before writing her ignorant diatribe on homeschooling as she fails to acknowledge the numerous studies that have been done showing that homeschoolers tend to score above the national average on both the SAT and ACT, the primary tests used by colleges in evaluating college applicants.

Jacqueline Espinoza goes on to say
Homeschooled students only interact with their parents and/or siblings that they see on a day to day basis. This does not allow a child to learn and practice social behaviors and cope outside of the home with others their age.

Apparently Jacqueline Espinoza has no clue that homeschoolers belong to homeschool groups,  join recreational sports teams, boy/girl scouts, theater groups and other organizations where they interact with their peers on a regular basis. Nope according to Jacqueline Espinoza we just sit home all day & night never laying eyes on anyone outside our immediate family.

I am really tired of bigots like Jacqueline Espinoza who write opinionated claptrap about a subject they know nothing about. She claims she knows ONE homeschool girl who felt very overwhelmed by all the new experiences in college, and whom nobody liked because she was quiet.  Ms. Espinoza I have news for you there are plenty of public school students who feel overwhelmed by all the new experiences in college. There are also numerous public school students who are shy and quiet and socially awkward. The vast majority of Homeschoolers are successful in college and have no problems transitioning from homeschooling to college.


  1. How can such a pure process of parents teaching their children be seen as suspect in some eyes. It seems so backward!

  2. I was public-schooled all my life. I was quiet and shy and didn't have many friends. When I went to college I was overwhelmed.

    Why do people think only homeschoolers have these issues?

  3. I think it has a lot to do with stereotypes. When they think of public school they think of the captain of the football team or the head cheerleader, the super popular kids. They don't even see the shy quiet kids that are in every public school.

    And of course if you don't "fit" into public school it is somehow your fault or your parents fault.

    On the other hand if you are homeschooled and socially awkard then of course the educational choice your parents made for you is to blame.

  4. At my public high school, I can remember more than one time being scolded: "You're not here to socialize!"

    Did something change?

  5. I will be a "follower" from now on, just based on how you wrote this post! I have homeschooled my kids for 13 years now and have heard every stupid comment possible.
    This woman is just one more, ignorant fool, who thinks that just because our kids aren't in the rat race called public - or as I like to say - government school, they aren't normal.

    So many things to say.....
    I'll stop now.

    Thanks for posting!



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