Friday Mailbag for April 16, 2010

One article that was making the rounds on the internet this week was “10 Celebs Who Homeschool Their Kids“. I am posting it due to its popularity, but it bothers me that the article seems to be implying that only now that celebrities are choosing to homeschool, homeschooling must be okay.

Another article that I have some misgivings about is “Public Schools Lose When Gifted Kids Are Homeschooled“. Obviously, I don’t agree with the article, but I don’t have time to write a well-thought-out response right now. I will say, however, that I’ve never been fond of the argument that I should send my kids to public school for other people’s kids’ sake.

Meanwhile, elsewhere on the web, there is an article about Dads homeschooling. I was glad to see it as more and more men are opting to become stay-at-home parents and homeschoolers.

The article “Why Yes, I Work Full Time and Homeschool” reflects another trend that I have been seeing in the homeschool community, working parents who also homeschool their kids.

A final trend in homeschooling that was addressed this week is the changing demographics of homeschoolers, who used to primarily be either Christians or hippies. Pagans and Homeschooling discusses why pagans might want to homeschool (ironically, while some Christians homeschool because of the perceived lack of Christian values in schools, pagans may want to homeschool because of the perceived dominance of Christian values).

Labels: High School
Posted by Maureen Sklaroff