Sending children to school good idea

I was a teacher for many years and have been a Volunteer Guardian ad Litem for abused children. When I read the Oct. 14 article about the Carnation parents who “home school” their children and also starved and beat them, I was reminded that Thomas Jefferson wanted all our children to go to school together. It was a plan to educate and socialize all of America’s children to live in a democracy.

Our schools are not perfect. However, good parents can send their children to school and still teach them about their social, religious, political beliefs at home. Parents can and do stress their sexual teachings, biases, prejudices and values with the child at home. But I am always suspicious of home schooling.

Exactly why don’t you want your children to go to school?

Diane V. Halverson


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