I recently saw an interesting conversation on Facebook that quickly turned into a debate on homeschooling, with the usual public school teacher suspects claiming—among other things—that homeschooled students usually ended up needing to be “fixed” by credentialed public school teachers, were more likely to end up abused because of a lack of intervention by public school teachers, and were “weird” compared to public school students, because of the classic “lack of socialization.”
Without turning this into a dogpile of the public education system, I do genuinely believe that homeschooling is a critical, integral part of being “off-grid.” Let’s look at that, then we’ll return to the above complaints.
Education has a couple of very basic, generally agreed upon dictionary definitions:
1) The process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university.
2) An enlightening experience.
3) The knowledge and development resulting from the process of being…
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