It's rather odd that the academics and policy makers so concerned with child welfare have decided to devote so much of their time, attention, and energy to the salvation of 3% of the school-aged population (the homeschooled), while all their concerns about danger and indoctrination could be more appropriately directed to the system currently capturing 95% of children. Let's discuss!
Today we'll analyze Harvard Professor Elizabeth Bartholet's Arizona Law Review article, "Homeschooling: Parent Rights Absolutism vs. Child Rights to Education & Protection."
Corey DeAngelis is here again to defend home education against the most facile and predictable of criticisms, coming from a still formidable opinion-shaping academic institution.
It's Harvard Weak (week)! Harvard magazine publishes an incredibly weak assault on homeschooling. That piece points us to a scholarly article in the Arizona Law Review, which is mind-bending in its weakness and unchecked premises. And all of this is in anticipation of an upcoming anti-homeschooling summit at Harvard Law School. So we'll see how that goes! But I predict weak.
Fortunately a very impressive group of self-directed education advocates - Cevin Soling, Corey DeAngelis, Kerry McDonald, Patrick Farenga, and Peter Gray - has organized a response; it's a virtual conference called The Disinformation Campaign against Homeschooling, hosted by Ideological Diversity, a student organization at Harvard Kennedy School.
It's happening this Friday at 2pm ET and you can learn more HERE. This is the Zoom link to join: https://zoom.us/j/97647182877?pwd=MDVic240MWpBa3FpRHZ4OWZnYmY3Zz09
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