The Purpose(s) of Education, Public & Private
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Wed Aug 13 12:47:05 PDT 1997
In a message dated 97-08-13 11:31:43 EDT, Sandy Levinson wroe:
<< Mark Yudof's quote is in fact very fine, but surely we should all realize
that children almost never have "freedom of thought," least of all in a home
school setting, where, by definition, they are least likely to be exposed to
a variety of ideas that might come from a more heterogeneous setting. >>
By definition my foot!
In a home school with which I am familiar, freedom of thought, individuality,
creativity, pursuit of personal study interests, expansion of appropriate
friendship communities are all encouraged, and are pursued.
Such remarks about "home school settings" are more easily audited from the
NEA and other educrats, for whom competition is a fearful thing, than from
practitioners and professors of law. You might consider, if you haven't,
seeking out some home school families for the purpose of being exposed to the
other side of these questions.
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