March 3rd, 2010

Larry being zen

German Family Gets Political Asylum in U.S. -- Over Homeschooling

This story is absolutely fascinating. As most of you know, I was homeschooled from 3rd grade up through high school, and since that was mostly in the '80s, I had a front row seat to political discussions about the benefits or drawbacks of choosing to homeschool; we had people moving to our Oregon town because their states were still, essentially, persecuting parents for this.

Mind you, people who want to talk about this subject (including reporters) need to do their research before they start spouting the out-of-date crap about homeschooled kids being "undersocialized," etc. It only makes them look like idiots to anyone in the know, and perpetuates false stereotypes.

(And yes, if you want to discuss such things in the comments, I am fine with that; but if you don't know things about homeschooling, I will tell them to you. Don't comment along those lines unless you want to be SCHOOLED. *g*)