• July 16, 2024

Here We Go! Leftists Now Want To Ban Homeschooling For Being ‘Dangerous’ To Children And Society

 Here We Go! Leftists Now Want To Ban Homeschooling For Being ‘Dangerous’ To Children And Society

Ferdinand Tan, 53, wealth coach and motivational speaker, observes his daughter who is homeschooled in Cainta City, Rizal province, Philippines, November 30, 2018. Tan and his wife decided to homeschool their children to maximise their hours every day. “I dont want them to spend so much unproductive time travelling every single day. That’s time away from the family. And by the time they get home, they’re already tired.” REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez SEARCH “LOPEZ SARAD” FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH “WIDER IMAGE” FOR ALL STORIES.

Schools are closed, and parents have no option but to turn their kitchen tables into makeshift classrooms.

This has some opponents of homeschooling worried that many parents will decide they like the practice.

One Harvard Law School professor is even warning that homeschooling is dangerous.

CNS News reports:

Harvard Law Prof: Ban Homeschooling, Shield Children From Parents’ ‘Near-Total Authority’

Harvard Law Prof. Elizabeth Bartholet, who runs the Child Advocacy Program at the university, says that homeschooling poses “real dangers to children and to society,” that many of the parents “look to the Bible” instead of science for understanding the world, and that homeschooling should be prohibited except in rare, unique cases.

“The issue is, do we think that parents should have 24/7, essentially authoritarian control over their children from ages zero to 18? I think that’s dangerous,” Bartholet says. “I think it’s always dangerous to put powerful people in charge of the powerless, and to give the powerful ones total authority.”

Bartholet’s views are detailed in an article she wrote for the Arizona Law Review and summarized in a Harvard Magazine article, “The Risks of Homeschooling.”

In the summary of her 80-page article in the Arizona Law Review, it states, “This Article describes the rapidly growing homeschooling phenomenon and the threat it poses to children and society.

“Homeschooling activists have in recent decades largely succeeded in their deregulation campaign, overwhelming legislators with aggressive advocacy. As a result, parents can now keep their children at home in the name of homeschooling free from any real scrutiny as to whether or how they are educating their children.

The left accuses Trump of being an authoritarian. Do they have anything to say about this?


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