It really bothers me when people accuse homeschooling parents of being too controlling.
Do they all have amnesia about what it was like to be in school?
If I made my children sit in one assigned chair for the better part of seven hours, ask permission to use the bathroom, or raise their hand before being allowed to speak to me, I'd probably be brought up on charges of child abuse!
Even though I know this article is horrific, not based on any real research or even knowing many homeschool families, it has been bugging me for the past two days - how can she say such things!!
I am so upset by it.
Yes! Or maybe they got so many complaints they decided to pull it and dump her.
Oops-- maybe I misunderstood. I think the oher poster was saying they couldn't find the rebuttal letter. That's because, maybe, it was part of a forum thread.
But you'd think this stuff is fact checked! That comment about the "founding fathers" being responsible for compulsory education is patently wrong and false. This lady doesn't know anything about the history of education.
Well, what did they expect? They should've never allowed something like that in the first place.
And really, what was she thinking? Her article was so cruel, misinformed and inflammitory. I wonder what her reaction is to her article getting pulled? Did she think there were only two families homeschooling in the world? Did she think we wouldn't see it?