Homeschooling Must Be Decriminalized

It�s that time of year again. Every fall, as students return to school, the education debate intensifies. This year it is especially visible in California — even though the state pumps $45.7 billion a year into K-12 public education, California�s public schools are still among the worst in the country. Critics of public schools are arguing for alternatives, including school vouchers and charter schools. However, hardly anyone is citing the merits of homeschooling, the most successful and affordable alternative to date. Instead, liberals and defenders of the public school system attempt to criminalize and stigmatize homeschooling as deficient in educating and socializing children.

Being a product of a homeschool education, I can attest to the value of homeschooling and the lack of truth in its detractors� claims. Read more…

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