As I have mentioned before, the idea of putting my children into a public school terrifies me. And, this is after years of being on the “inside.” I have observed, worked with, and learned from more teachers than I can count, and, unfortunately, I have only found a few that I would entrust with my child’s education, safety, happiness and well-being. If that isn’t depressing, I don’t know what is.
There is a stigma attached to homeschooling- you all know exactly what I’m talking about- the “if you homeschool you must be an anti-social, religious freak” stigma. I have casually mentioned that I’m considering homeschooling on numerous occasions, and more often than not, the responses wouldn’t have been any different had I said I’m considering letting wolves raise my baby for the next couple months. At least that’s what I inferred from the audible gasps, the “WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU EVER WANT TO DO THAT?!” questions and the raised eyebrows.
The following article caught my eye today, and it was truly a breath of fresh air. Its nice to hear a positive spin on the choice to homeschool, and even more inspiring to hear that the stigma is beginning to fade as homeschooling is becoming more and more mainstream in America.
What are your thoughts? Are there any GREAT public schools out there anymore? If so, please give me names so we can move! 🙂