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Homeschooling and the world

Sally Thomas is an effective apologist for homeschooling. A snippet:

In short, in withholding our children from the public schools, we have not withheld them from the world. And we’re certainly not unusual. Statistical polls suggest that homeschooling families exhibit a higher than average level of community involvement, and my anecdotal experience bears this out. Families we know, for example, regularly serve meals to the women and children who find refuge in the shelter run by the Missionaries of Charity in one of the roughest neighborhoods in our city; the oldest daughter of one of those families has just returned from several months spent working in Mother Teresa’s orphanage and hospice in Calcutta. But even on a more modest level, day in and day out, homeschoolers minister to their neighbors. They demonstrate, quietly and consistently, the value of family life, the value of openness to life, the value of investing one’s time directly in the lives of one’s children, to a culture that, in valuing none of these things, has lost its way.

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First Things is to conservatism what fools gold is to gold. It's a joke. No self-respecting conservative would ever read it. Richard John Neuhaus is a shill for La Raza.

Are you real, Real?

Thanks, Joe. I liked this article almost as much as I liked the last one by Mrs. Thomas. I hope she can keep turning the topic to let folks see home schooling from many different angles.

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