Why does it have to be such an argument between moms? Why can't we just let moms make informed choices about their child's education? I am not against public school, it just is not the right choice for my kids. Yes, I said choice. It is a choice.
There are options available to parents for the education of their children. PS seems to be the most popular. Of course there are private schools, all of which are a choice in themselves. Is it a private school because of religion? Artistic Studies? Is it Ron Clark's school? Maybe a private school that is so expensive only the millionaires can afford it. There are many choices available just in the realm of private school.
Then we have home school. Which also has a ton of choices within the confines of the title. All of these options that are available to us as parents are to achieve the same end goal, education. What is the best way to get the best education for my child. For us, my children, the best option is home school. Maybe if we called it home education? Not sure if that would help.
I have to question those who insist HSing is a detriment to any and all who are involved. Just because the only person you knew who ever HSed was a quiet and shy person that you think acted weird, does not mean all HSers are like that.
I also question the hsers who insist public school and anyone who attends is a minion of the Devil. Just because 2 teachers were lap dancing at a pep rally does not mean all schools are horrible.
I just don't see why it has to be one way or the other. Why can't it be both? Why can't we act like the educated women that we are and ask questions about what we do not understand? Why must we attack with our preconceived notions?
Homeschooling is not for everyone. Public school is not for everyone. Education IS for everyone, how you get it really does not matter.