More and more people are turning to homeschooling for a multitude of reasons that span the gamut from ultra-conservative to super liberal attitudes. But whatever the sensibilities of homeschooling parents, the bottom line is the desire to protect children from an unwanted public school curriculum and/or unwanted social interactions that cannot be avoided in most public schools.
There is no question that some children thrive in traditional school settings. But many young people simply feel stifled in typical structured school environments, especially when teachers focus on discipline and "teaching to the test." I remember discussing this with my sister years ago - she said "how will he learn to conform to corporate America if he can't handle school!" That was the last thing I cared about - my priorities were encouraging creativity and critical thinking.
Here's my homeschooling video pick of the day (not sure why it's not displaying, i'll fix this soon as I can):
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