Harvard posts an article calling for a ban on home schooling

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The Harvard Crimson published an article by an Elizabeth Bartholet, Wasserstein public interest professor of law and faculty director of the Law School’s Child Advocacy Program. She wants homeschooling banned.

Is this still America?

The article states: Homeschooling, she says, not only violates children’s right to a “meaningful education” and their right to be protected from potential child abuse, but may keep them from contributing positively to a democratic society.

And it continues: “We have an essentially unregulated regime in the area of homeschooling,” Bartholet asserts. All 50 states have laws that make education compulsory, and state constitutions ensure a right to education, “but if you look at the legal regime governing homeschooling, there are very few requirements that parents do anything.”

That isn’t true. The children have to pass the same tests as everyone else. This is a direct slam on people of faith who don’t want the secularists teaching their children.

Ted Cruz let them have it:

“At the same time that Harvard—w/ a $41bn endowment—indefensibly gets $9mm in taxpayer-funded coronavirus “relief,” they publish a cover story attacking home-schooling & people of faith. Elitist condescension looking down on the rest of America doesn’t wear well, even in crimson,” he tweeted.

Parents should teach their children. They are the first teachers. Ted Cruz retweeted several tweets by Corey Deangelis. Deangelis is Director of School Choice at the Reason Foundation, an adjunct scholar at Cato Institute, and Executive Director at EF Institute.

Our children don’t belong to the government.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. And you guys don’t think children get abused in public schools? Bullied? Rule-baited? Hammered with propaganda? sold on sexualization prior to puberty? Get fed junk food? How many more problems do parents have to contend with?

  2. — This is a direct slam on people of faith who don’t want the secularists teaching their children. —

    While there can be no doubt that the Left would like to stamp out religious faith in its entirety — we can’t have any annoying sources of moral authority competing with the Omnipotent State, now can we? — their agenda goes even further: the elimination of the nuclear family’s parental rights over and custodianship of minor children. It’s been a tenet of the Left since Marx himself that children should be separated from their parents as early in life as practical and educated solely in State-controlled institutions. Homeschooling represents the antipodes of that position, and so is the first target…but it’s not the last, as various recent articles condemning the nuclear family and marriage have illustrated.

  3. My Sister-in Law Home Schooled her children and they are excellent students in College. Me and my wife had to tutor our children to get them through public school as they were taught wrong. I am an Electrical Engineer and the teachers were teaching them math in ways that made no sense. My wife tutored them in English and History as what they learned in school was lacking. What is bad is we were in what is considered the best school districts of Northern Virginia. The dumbing down of America is real and Home Schooling will stop it.

  4. I guess she doesn’t want to lose the opportunity to indoctrinate all children. That seems to be what public education is about these days.

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