Anti-religious bigot tries to make amends
Yesterday I told you about an opinion piece on American Chronicle disparaging homeschooling and lumping them all into the right-wing fundamental camp. Today the author admits his opinions were uninformed, not researched and just plain wrong.
However, there is still no evidence he made any attempt to actually read any of Apologia’s biology texts which, by the way, are as accurate and mainstream as any science books I’ve seen. As sunniemom commenting on this site pointed out, “A fish is a fish is a fish, regardless of where you think it came from.” Apologia acknowledges the same facts about fossils, dinosaurs, genetics, mutations, natural selection and a host of other related topics. They also acknowledge a creator. And that is a crime in public education.
What he seems to be saying is children’s religious beliefs should disqualify them from receiving diplomas, regardless of their knowledge, talent or abilities.
The author also links to one of my favorite blogs Day by Day Homeschooling (but he got the name wrong). I don’t always agree with Dawn, but I respect and value her opinion.
My previous article stated that the majority of American homeschoolers are fundamentalist Christian. That, as I have now stated in the article, isn´t the case. Most of the replies I´ve received have been from homeschool parents who are quite insistent that they are not fundamentalists, and that they are teaching their kids evolution in their science lessons. To them, I apologize, and say thank you. Read more…