“No school today?”
A Texas court ruled last week that a pair of Christian homeschooling parents who stopped teaching their nine kids because they believed the Rapture was imminent (and everyone knows that the best thing about heaven is NOBODY QUIZZES YOU ABOUT THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS) are not, in fact, allowed to just do that.
Salon's Andrew O'Hehir wonders why people are so offended when he tells them his kids are home-schooled. After reading his long and impassioned defense of home-schooling, I have some ideas.
The case of Amanda Kurowski, a New Hampshire 10-year-old whom the courts have ordered out of home-schooling and into her local public schools, is making serious waves. Obviously, some are quick to call it religion-demonizing-by-evil-seculars. But is it?