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Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Case Against Homeschooling...REFUTED!


"Because I am a socially-phobic selfish mom who has chosen to use my vast wealth to homeschool my children and isolate them from their poverty-stricken peers (and I have nothing better to do,) I feel I have the necessary credentials to rebut the case against homeschooling written by a public school advocate and teacher, Jesse Scaccia. I'll address Scaccia point by point. For context, an excerpt of each of Scaccia's points is in italics followed by my response." Read the rebuttel here. (You'll want to read the whole article - there's a quip about Joe Biden at the end that is priceless!)

My friend Anne also answered the "anti-homeschooling" article here.

13 comments:

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

oh my goodness, that was painful embarrassing to read! he's a teacher??????

Anne Basso said...

It's a she. And, yes, she's a teacher. I just wrote a rebuttal of that piece on my blog as well. I love taking those kinds of things apart.

Kristi_runwatch said...

wowser.

Although, we do have a lot of teacher friends and there is a general ill-will in the air about homeschooling. Perhaps they're afraid of my children being geeky.

Kirsten Erin said...

Haha! That article makes me proud to be a homeschooler and future homeschool mother. :P
So glad I'm not in the private or public school system anymore...
Praise the Lord!

Composing Hallelujahs said...

my poor husband was bout to boil over reading that one.

Sarah said...

I would totally love to link up this article with my blog. I can not believe people think this womman could educate children better than ones own parents can.
An abundance of degrees certainly does not guarantee ones qualifications to infuse a generation of children with an education.
Scaccia certainly proved that.

Amy said...

oh my goodness gracious. That article was....uh....a piece of work. My kids might be geeky, but at least they're not rolling with some posse. Yikes.

Katie @ 3 Blondes and a Redhead said...

I just posted about Homeschooling on my blog and got quite a conversation going in the comments. It kind of drives me nuts that it's such a controversial subject. If anyone's interested in further opinions, check out the comments on this post. Most are FOR homeschooling or rather making the best decision for your child, but not all.

Katie @ 3 Blondes and a Redhead said...

Sorry - forgot the link: http://roosefam.blogspot.com/2009/05/to-homeschoolor-not.html

Robin said...

You may also want to read an article by Dr. Voddie Baucham that addresses an inaccurate report on homeschooling in USA Today.
You can read his response at this link.
http://perseveroblog.com/?p=1709

Anna said...

Wow! I hadn't seen that article... very interesting. It always surprises me when people are so vehemently opposed to homeschooling.
We are going to start homeschooling next year, and a lot of people in our family think we are crazy. (Of course, we lived on an Indian Reservation for 4 years, we're spending 1 year in Quebec studying French, and are then moving to Africa-- We're pretty used to our families thinking we are nuts!)
After having my kids in public school for a few years, I am looking forward to homeschooling. They have had good teachers, and overall good experiences. But there are certain things that we can do without!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

I loved the rebuttal - so great! Scaccia's article was embarrassing - makes public school teachers look bad and I'm sure they don't all feel the same way.

Though my son currently attends a Christian school, I am in full support of home schooling and have many friends that do it!

Thanks for sharing that!

Dana said...

I can't believe the teacher thought this passed as an argument against anything other than taking him too seriously.