Monday, January 22, 2018

Homeschooling and public-school bullying

Rod Dreher has an excellent post on homeschooling and bullying. I encourage you to read the whole thing. He quotes Alan Jacobs:
Spousal abuse is surely a greater blight on our society than child abuse by homeschoolers, so I make this proposal: In households of married people, annual checks by a state government employee, empowered to look for signs of abuse by one spouse of another, would seem to be a minimum required by a commonsense concern for the well-being of the adults involved. Sure, some pro-marriage lobbyists will object. But then they will find themselves in the awkward position of defending the right of men to beat their wives undetected.
In short, Jacobs writes, "When people who cry out for mass surveillance of homeschooling families articulate some strategy for addressing the far, far larger problem of bullying in schools—I’ll even allow them to ignore spousal abuse—then I’ll believe that they care about the children."

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