I just don't feel like I can be honest about it. I mean, I always thought homeschooling would be great as I was such an eager learner myself and frustrated in school growing up because I wanted to learn, not just sit around and wait for everyone else to be ready. But as an adult, I actually started homeschooling because of the extreme bullying in the public schools. Then continued because I felt the academics were lacking. I tried to return my children to the public school last year only for my daughter to be seriously sexually harassed and threatened and the school to do nothing about it. My son, at the high school, was punished for my breastfeeding, in the back on a classroom, half hour after school let out, with no other kids around but my own. I am disgusted my tax dollars pay for what has gone on in those schools. But try to tell people about the sexual harassment, no one wants to hear it and it is embarrassing. I am sure my daughter does not want what she went through repeated. She had nightmares for months and only seems to just be moving on in the last month or two. And the breastfeeding, I posted about it on my local area board, and people were supportive, But when I went back and posted about how my son was continued to be treated about it, I was called a liar by some people who thought that at high school, a teacher has to go through an extensive strung out process to flunk a child an that a principal could not possibly harass a child. What a fantasy world they live in.
So, if someone asks, I generally make up some half hearted lolly dolly happy story. (we wanted to travel, etc)
I will say though, this year, I have people approaching me who are upset over the extreme level of drug use in our schools. By drugs, I am meaning heroin and ecstacy being done on campus, in classrooms. I know people like to claim drugs are everywhere, but heroin and ecstacy in the classrooms is not the norm in the US. Now I heard rumor that the very moody over the top principal might be using also. I am not sure what all that is about and am actually curious to see if anything comes of it. But I do not feel our local schools are safe. I am sorry, I got off topic. The fact that the local school has such extreme problems has been coming to head this year it seems. I am actually starting to hear a lot from parents about the drug deaths and the nasty tyranical principal and so on. There were also a couple articles in the news about it.