Saturday, May 12, 2007

Socialization: Homeschooling vs. Schools (outside link)

It was Theodore Roosevelt who said, "To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society."

Many homeschoolers share this sentiment when it comes to public schools, believing that the moral relativism, violence, peer pressure, drugs and promiscuity found inside their gates provide an inadequate setting to properly socialize their children.

Yet 92 percent of superintendents believe that home learners are emotionally unstable, deprived of proper social development and too judgmental of the world around them, according to a California study by researcher Dr. Brian Ray .

(click the link below to finish this fascinating article.)


Summer said...

Of course superintendents feel that way, it is their careers and education on the line. The same reasons OBGYNs feel that homebirth is risky despite research to the opposite, and the same way that pharmasutical companies claim that unvaccinated children are causing plagues. Even the same way that political parties like to sling mud at each other.

Joy2bme said...

Absolutely, it's all about the money.