Confinement to home with all schools closed because of COVID-19 opened the door for many parents to homeschool their children. They’re finding it works and works well. Some may continue the practice long after schools reopen in the fall.
Homeschooling raises a real problem for liberals who want all children to be educated in America’s public schools. Period. That way, they have absolute control over what the children are taught, and that according to ‘party line.’
Certainly, our public-school system was started decades ago as a fundamental right for our nation’s children. For a long time, American kids were among the best educated in the world.
More recent data indicate that our children are falling behind compared with their peers in other nations of the world. The STEM curriculum and emphasis is one result of trying to reverse that trend.
Homeschooling our children is another solid way we can turn those data around to a large extent. And that’s what makes the liberals fearful. Mike Smith, a member of the board of ParentalRights.org and the president of the Home School Legal Defense Association, expressed his views over at HSLDA’s site (HSLDA to Harvard Prof: Homeschooling is a Fundamental Right). He speaks from the perspective of a homeschool parent, something many parents have not experienced first-hand.
Whether or not you’re a parent considering the homeschooling option for your kids going forward, you will do well to be informed about this growing trend away from it. Even as a voter and parent, it’s important that you know what members of your school board believe and stand for.
Cast your ballot for candidates who still espouse the American way: freedom of choice in how YOUR children or grandchildren are educated. Public school, private school, home school—those should remain your options. Don’t allow politicians to remove your freedom. Once it’s gone, it’s gone! Defend what is yours! Stand for what is right! Stand strong
— Posted by Tom Salmon for Doris, a fellow member of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance