Homeschool Apostates – great title and a scary article

The American Prospect has a lengthy and somewhat scary article about homeschooling.  Much of it is quotable and it’s a fascinating look inside America’s Christian subculture.

As of October, Homeschoolers Anonymous had published nearly 200 personal accounts and attracted more than 600,000 page views. For those outside the homeschooling movement, and for many inside it, the stories are revelatory and often shocking. The milder ones detail the haphazard education received from parents who, with little state oversight, prioritize obedience and religious training over learning. Some focus on women living under strict patriarchal regimes. Others chronicle appalling abuse that lasted for years.

It’s well worth a read.

  1. #1 by Richard Warnick on December 4, 2013 - 11:08 am

    I suppose we ought not to be surprised to learn that home schooling can provide cover for child abuse. What amazed me was the success of the HSLDA in almost totally de-regulating home schooling, which until recently was illegal in 30 states.

  2. #2 by Richard Warnick on December 4, 2013 - 2:51 pm

    What happened to brewski’s comment here?

  3. #3 by cav on December 4, 2013 - 3:36 pm

    brewski ‘self-censors’ when in the thread of G. Brown. It has been decreed.

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