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September 20, 2004

W.H.S.A.E. Update

The Holland (Michigan) Sentinel first ran a shoddily-written op/ed about homeschooling. Then, they pulled the article because of a flood of letters.

And now, they have the article back up, along with many comments from readers here:

Homeschooling Robs Children


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"Homeschooling Robs Children" from hampsonbaby.blog-city.com
I am either a naive person or I just haven't had enough experience with people. I was under the impression that attitudes toward homeschooling had come farther than what this woman projects. Aside from becoming far more mainstream then it used to b [Read More]

Tracked on September 21, 2004 07:40 PM


Ms Boyce has thoroughly strengthened my resolve to homeschool. I guess I should thank her.

Posted by: Paul Baxter at September 21, 2004 02:12 AM


Praying for y'all today. . .

Posted by: TulipGirl at September 21, 2004 06:19 AM

Reading the accompanying forum posts to the article was so hysterical! It seem the author's vitirol is pretty much personal when you start digging.

Posted by: Andrea R at September 21, 2004 12:57 PM

It's just amazing what ignorance there is out there! Some days it just tires me out reading it, thinking about it, writing about it.

I have met some home schooled children who were completely nuts. They had no social skills, were constantly hyperactive and were not a joy to be around. Believe it or not, I have met plenty of children who went to public schools and were just the same! Education can be done right or done wrong in either context. Home schooling can be a wonderful thing if done right.

Posted by: Tim at September 21, 2004 06:28 PM

You know, the only people I know who are against homeschooling all somehow get their paycheck thru public schools. Never fails.

Posted by: Amie at September 21, 2004 08:46 PM

That's because they're the only people who have an interest in maintaining the illusion that the potential pitfalls of homeschooling (poor education, poor socialization, neglect) NEVER happen in the oh-so-properly-run public schools. If they didn't have that illusion to maintain, the argument that "we can't let people homeschool because their kids might suffer from it" would be rather a weak one.

Posted by: pentamom at September 22, 2004 02:59 PM

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