America’s founding principles have allowed us to homeschool freely, and we’ve seen the fruit of academic excellence from this freedom. So why does homeschooling come under public criticism? Find out today as our guest Brad O’Leary joins host Mike Farris on Home School Heartbeat.
It’s no surprise that parents who have decided to homeschool their children have helped them excel beyond the public’s expectations. Even with such great academic results, why does homeschooling still get a critical reception from the public school establishment? Is there something ideological going on here?
Well, it’s not necessarily ideological, but unions believe that only teachers who have been indoctrinated by them should be allowed to teach children. And the parents—even though for hundreds of years it was parents who schooled their children—the parents will pass on their biases if they’re allowed to school children. And in this particular instance, their biases happen to be a belief in God, in Christianity, and human life.
Brad, I know there are a lot of rank-and-file teachers that believe the same way that you and I do and don’t really follow the union position, and I think it’s a good thing you just pointed out that we can build a better relationship with those kind of public educators while distinguishing ourselves from the union crowd. Thanks so much for your help. I’m Mike Farris.