Originally Posted by vbactivist
I'd be much more worried about the intrusion into my child's mind by a stranger, rather than his/her home.
I really hope those of you who ahve a problem with this are homeschooling.
I dislike the intrusion into my child's mind by his teachers. However, I consider the home visits to be:
1) an intrusion into my
home, not only my child's, and
2) a way to give said teacher more ability to intrude on my child's mind, a la Neufeld...this gives a total stranger the legitimacy of a family friend or relative.
I'll be homeschooling my younger three. DS1 is in public school.
However, why should we be homeschooling, just because we don't want our children's teachers thinking they have the right to come into our homes? This is a privacy issue for me...it's not only
about my children's privacy - it's also about mine. I can assure you that, as an older student, I wouldn't have wanted any of my teachers in my house, and if they'd tried to take pictures, I'd have busted their camera. When I was taking evening classes, I wouldn't have wanted my teacher in my home. Why would I change my attitude about that, just because it's my child's teacher, not mine?