Today’s post will package lots of reasons in one post. It’s about a website I discovered called Alliance For The Separation Of School And State, and I’ll share a post from that website that takes a look at a lot of reasons to homeschool.
And here is an excerpt:
Besides the on-going complaints about poor academic performance, grade inflation, and low expectations, there is also serious concern over such in-school issues as:
physical and emotional bullying
cheating and lying
drugs and alcohol
Each one of these points is a reason to homeschool. But there is a deeper reason that the article points to:
Of course, these problems are really symptoms of something deeper… [and] this is important, because it will lead us to the real cause of our public school problems.
The difference is that public schools are controlled by the government and subject to all the ills of government bureaucracy and power. Private and home schools are run, in varying ways, by parents.
Private schools are dependent upon the satisfaction of parents in order to remain in business. They do not control the children in their care. Instead, families retain their authority and â€œhireâ€ the schools for certain aspects of raising their children.
I love the name of this organization because it plays off the name of a God-hating organization that is, of course, welcomed with wide open arms into the public school: “Americans For The Separation Of Church And State” (AFTSOCAS) And this is a fairly apt name for this organization because we know that it has no problem with religion being in the schoolhouse. It’s only problem is with one religion, the one that worships in a Church. Otherwise, we know, and so does the AFTSOCAS, that the state education institution is a religious institution. So if we don’t want religion in the institution that educates our children, namely the established religion of America, Secular Humanism, the only way to not have it is to home educate (or according to this article, private school) and keep the state and its religion far at bay.