Sunday, February 16, 2014

Damn right, 8 times

PJ Media's Lifestyle section is currently compiling a "Best of" collection of lists, one of which is entitled "8 Reasons Homeschooling is Superior to Public Education".  I just finished reading it and let me tell you, it is an outstanding article.  Here's an excerpt from item 8 in the list, "Social Programming for Dummies":
But the most important difference in home-school socialization is that the social values taught come from the parents instead of the state. During our lessons we learn about reading, writing, math, science, history, Bible, Christian character, and art. We spend absolutely zero time on fictional, apocalyptic “global warming.” We don’t preach at them about marriage “equality” or teach them how to put condoms on bananas. We do, however, teach them the nutritional value of bananas and how to be a good steward of the earth by composting the banana peel after we eat it. The state’s values have no effect on our children. When we teach history, we teach them the values of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams. We do not blather on endlessly about the supposed heroics of mass murderers like Che Guevara. Because of this difference, homeschooling parents produce inherently American children.
This is an absolute must-read, and not just for those of you with children.  Fantastic stuff.  And good on ya, Megan Fox!