Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mark Hoofnagle needs to be banned

Mark Hoofnagle may have an MD and PhD in physiology from the University of Virginia, but when it comes to homeschooling he needs to go back to school. His hatchet job  Homeschooling needs either tighter regulation or to be banned  earns him the idiot award for March.

Very few homeschoolers belong to the "Quiverfull" movement. I dare say most of us find the "Quiverfull" philosophy abhorrent, and the laws already on the books concerning educational neglect would already be applicable to these "Quiverfull" families. Unfortunately underfunded Departments of Children and Family Services are not doing their jobs, but that is no reason to ban an educational choice that has benefited many children and their families.

2 comments:

writingbee.com said...

Great!

PSteacher said...

Most people that are anti-homeschooling like this professor go through all kinds of logical gymnastics trying to paint homeschoolers with a broad brush. But really the only common denominator among all homeschool families is that they have made a choice to opt out of the public system. I think the RIGHT of parents to raise their children as they see fit, even if you disagree with their philosophy, outweighs what the author describes as a child's "right to education". Here is the irony in all of this. Most of these people are "pro-choice" when it comes to choosing to end the life of kids before they are born, but "no-choice" once it's time educate the survivors. Sad.