Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Homeschooling is way cool!

Well, at least that's how I would say it...but then again, I'm probably not hipster, at least not the way homeschooling is, according to Katie Keiffer.  Once you get past the tad excessive love-fest directed at her mom, she has some very solid points to make about homeschooling and its current rise in popularity in the US.  Here's Keiffer making a point I definitely agree with:
Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano explains in his book, Theodore and Woodrow, that public schools were started as a way to turn children into obedient little statists—not to provide equal educational opportunity. 

Napolitano writes: “Public schools were an ideal place to weed out students in order to create an elite class of people, while relegating the rest to their rightful position in life. …Many ideas advocated by Roosevelt and Wilson were not far off from those of some European dictators of the time.”
(BTW, if you're interested, Napolitano's worthwhile book can be found here.)