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NuclearDruid

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Abnormality, Thy Name Is Homeschool
« on: May 20, 2005, 09:04:14 am »

Abnormality, Thy Name Is Homeschool

A positive piece.

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For most Americans, homeschooling seems rather odd. Why bother with it? We have had public and private schools with us all of our lives, as have our parents before us and their parents before them from time immemorial. Why not stick with what works? The thought would be touching, if it were historically accurate. It isn’t.

The concept of compulsory schools with mass attendance is a radically new idea to Western civilization, no older than industrialization. Indeed, industrialization arguably could not have taken place without the mass school, and therein lies a tale.

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Abnormality, Thy Name Is Homeschool
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2005, 03:51:50 pm »

That was an interesting article.  I printed it out for later re-reading at a more leisurely pace.  I had no idea that there had been actual riots over compulsory education!
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