I'm curious to know the opinions on homeschooling while on government assistance. We have had food stamps for the past year, but not because of homeschooling. I've been doing a full-time rotation at the hospital while going to school, my husband's job hours were cut, therefore we needed the help to get me through the rest of my schooling. I'll have a job right out of school in a month and will be working part time, then we can get off the assistance. My step-father has a very strong opinion on the subject and can't stand when people get on welfare - he says americans are getting lazy. (He isn't aware that we have had food stamps).
Of course you never know what the future will hold, so my question is this: If something happened in your life, and you were forced to either work to pay for bills, food, etc (and send your children to school), or continue homeschooling while going on government assistance of some sort, what would you choose? Would you look down on someone who made the choice to homeschool, but because of finances had to get government help?
Not trying to start a big debate here, the thought just popped in my head and I was curious to hear opinions.