23 November 2011

The Case for Homeschooling

For one, homeschooling has far fewer pedophiles in administrative positions:

A former elementary school principal in Iowa was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to one count of producing child pornography involving students at his school, officials said.
Robert Burke, 43, admitted that as head of the school in Dubuque, Iowa, he had "used hidden cameras in the school bathroom to secretly capture videos depicting the genitals of male students," said the US Justice Department
Burke also admitted to saving the videos on computer hard drives at his home.
He was uncovered after an FBI agent in Washington downloaded eight images of child pornography that were traced back to Burke's residence, officials said in a statement.
Burke insisted he "not touched any children in a sexual manner," and US officials said they had no evidence that contradicted that claim.

The modern education system is a joke.  It’s simply a way to turn children into mindless robots, unquestioningly supportive of the state.  Kids can barely read, can’t write, and can’t do math.  They’ve simply been fed myths their entire lives.

Furthermore, there are some seriously messed-up individuals in charge of them.  While Robert Burke isn’t quite in the same league as Gary Sandusky, he’s not too far from it either.  And, if Vox is to be believed, Burke isn’t even the worst public schools have to offer.

I think that it’s safe to say that your children will be both smarter and safer at home.