Homeschool Haters Hijack Dictionary.Com Website
For all their talk about diversity, liberals hate people who believe and act in a way that is different from liberal “values.” They hate any competing worldview they can’t control, define, and manipulate.
So it’s not surprising that many liberals hate homeschooling, charter schools, vouchers, and school choice.
Some countries outlaw homeschooling. Two countries have taken decisive action against homeschoolers that have made the news:
“Among major democratic nations, homeschooling already is banned in Germany, under a Hitler-era law, and in Sweden, where authorities have taken offspring out of their family’s arms to crack down on the educational method.”
The Romeike family fled Germany in 2008 so they could practice their faith and educate their children in the United States. The Obama administration wanted to deport them while allowing tens of thousands of illegal aliens into the country.
In 2012 a Swedish appeals court terminated the parental rights of a Swedish family for homeschooling their son. Their son was taken from them and the State was granted full custody rights. In 2009, Swedish authorities stopped the Johansson family from leaving the country.
Stalin and Hitler would be proud that their policies live on.
While homeschooling isn’t the exclusive domain of evangelical Christians, it is dominated by that group. Homeschool conventions take place all across America with thousands attending.
“North Carolina officials say there has been a huge increase over the past two years in the number of Tar Heel families who have pulled their kids out of public schools and begun educating them at home. The number of homeschools has jumped 27 percent since the 2011-12 school year, NewsObserver.com reports.”
So it’s not surprising that some disgruntled liberals would go on the attack to discredit homeschooling. Every child pulled out of a government school is one less child that can be indoctrinated in the ways of liberalism.
Somebody at Dictionary.com thought he or she would undermine homeschooling by taking potshots at it through rewriting some definitions and sentence examples with the word “homeschool.”
- “If you want to keep your kids from reality and turn them into mindless automaton copies of yourself,” the site declares, “homeschool them.”
- “If you wish to teach your children such nonsense,” another of the sentences declares, “then homeschool where lame propaganda can remain unchallenged.”
- “If she can’t find anyone willing to validate her helicopter parenting,” lists a third, “she’ll homeschool.
Consider government education and the newfangled Common Core. Statist education is one size and one type fits all. Students sit at desks for about 6 hours every day with almost no interaction with teachers and fellow students. In fact, students are to sit still and be quiet. The curriculum must be slavishly followed.
Some topics are forbidden to be discussed in government schools.
Homeschooling is tailored to a child’s needs and learning style. There is much more “socialization” going on since most homeschooling families get together with other homeschooling families on a regular basis. Some of the “socialization” that takes place in government schools is less than ideal.
Homeschoolers have no trouble getting into college, even the so-called prestigious colleges and universities, as long as they meet the academic standards.
Do some parents do a poor job homeschooling? Probably. The same is true of governing schooling with its less than stellar graduation rate of around 65 percent.
There’s enough information on the internet that will dispel any critic of homeschooling.
The real issue is control. Liberals want people to think like them, and it bugs them when millions of parents say, “Not in our home.”