Director of School Choice for Reason Foundation Corey DeAngelis shared…
Director of School Choice for Reason Foundation Corey DeAngelis shared a headline on Twitter from Harvard Magazine about the “risks” of homeschooling which any supporter of school choice will find gross:
Paula Bolyard of PJ Media had some thoughts worth reading, with a chilling prediction along the lines of a fear I have been feeling myself:
“Here's a prediction: Anti-school choice activists are going to use the coronavirus pandemic to call on lawmakers to ban homeschooling or, failing that, to demand inspections of homeschooled children by government agents. When kids finally get back to school, whether it's this year or next, the activists will no doubt be able to point to academic regression as proof that homeschooling doesn't work.”
But of course:
“They won't mention that the vast majority of parents currently forced to homeschool never chose to do that, had it thrown in their laps with zero time to prepare, and are more often than not juggling their own full-time jobs while they're trying to manage their children's education.”
Harvard Law Prof Calls for Ban on Homeschooling, Saying It's 'Dangerous' to Leave Children with Their Parents 24/7
It's ironic at a time when 56 million children in the U.S. are being homeschooled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that Harvard Magazine would publish an article calling for a ban on homeschooling. The article by Erin O'Donnell, headlined "The Risks of Homeschooling," sets up one straw man af...