I guess home schooling and public schooling both have their pros and cons but I honestly worry it's a bit drastic. While I understand the parents wanting to protect the children from gangs, bullies, drug pushers, peer pressure, teen pregnancy, bad teachers etc. I wonder if they are also not depriving them of living a normal life too (hanging out with friends at the mall, dating, having birthday/slumber parties.) I am sure there is such a thing as keeping a child TOO sheltered. If they see someone being bullied, how would they react? Would they tend to ignore it, because their parents shielded them from training them to stand up for the victim. If a teacher never humiliates them in front of the whole class, doesn't this prevent them from learning how to deal with abusive bosses? The point of public schooling is to equip students to deal with LIFE. If the parents are taking them through home schooling just to make parenting easier on themselves I would take a step back and rethink.
· 4 weeks ago