October 12, 2012

'Homeschoolers Occupy the Curriculum'


"There is exactly one authentically radical social movement of any real significance in the United States," Kevin D. Williamson writes in National Review, "and it is not Occupy, the Tea Party, or the Ron Paul faction. It is homeschoolers, who, by the simple act of instructing their children at home, pose an intellectual, moral, and political challenge to the government-monopoly schools, which are one of our most fundamental institutions and one of our most dysfunctional. Like all radical movements, homeschoolers drive the establishment bats."

UPDATE: Gary North reminds us that "homeschooling was an old tradition long before the formation of the United States," and certainly long before the formation of what is now the only established church in the United States (the public-school system). That system "cannot get good students in the doors free of charge, and...has lost the power of compulsion to get them in the doors." No wonder they resent the homeschoolers.


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