Just for Fun
Top Ten Reasons to Criminalise Homeschooling
I found this amusing in an ironic way... for background information about this excerpt read Public Education vs Homeschooling http://www.wnd.com/2002/08/15048/ and Californian homeschoolers told to ignore threatening memo http://catholicexchange.com/california-home-schoolers-told-to-ignore-threatening-memo.
It's sad really, not funny, that people have such ignorant entrenched views about the role and purpose of education and especially public schooling. Home educating is awesomely liberating in many, many ways!
"In an effort to increase the public drumbeat for criminalizing homeschooling, California Deputy Superintendent Joanne Mendoza has distributed a memo containing the top 10 reasons why public schooling is better than homeschooling. Here is an excerpt from that memo:
Why Public Schooling Is Better Than Homeschooling
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