Homeschooling Battle Continues

Newt Gingrich writes about the recent decision that homeschooling children in California is illegal.  He suggests that this is another example of liberal special interest groups “using the courts to get what they can't get through the ballot box”.  This effort to criminalize homeschooling should disturb all Americans for the simple fact that it restricts freedom and takes control away from parents (and into the hands of the state).  The reality is, too, that “[h]omeschooled children dominate academic competitions and get superior scores on standardized tests. They excel at all the things compulsory education laws are meant to promote, such as school attendance, academics and civic education.”  Homeschoolers consistently show up students from public schools — which are also the brainwashing centers of liberalism — which is why teachers unions and other Left-leaning folks generally hate it so much.

The good news is that there's something you can do about these efforts to kill homeschooling.  Go here to check out just one organization that is getting involved.  You can also become active in your local area and by calling your state representatives.

Fortunately, it appears that the California ruling is being reviewed by a state appeals court, but the overall effort by teachers unions and other Leftists continues.

HOWEVER, I believe I have found the solution, and it involves another very amusing contradiction of liberalism.  I think we can all agree that most families who homeschool their children do so for religious reasons, right?  In fact, in elitist circles, I think homeschoolers are usually viewed as backwoods, redneck, Christian hicks, are they not?  Well, last I knew we had this little thing called freedom of religion, so all that needs to be done is to keep the playing field equal – as long as it's okay for one faith to homeschool due to religious reasons, it should be okay for any other faith to do so.  Simple, right?  Well, then sink your mental teeth into this New York Times story about how many Muslims homeschool their children because they don't want to mix with American society for…wait for it…religious reasons!  Now, we all know that liberals will fall all over themselves to accommodate Muslims on just about anything, so logically this should be a simple matter of piggy-backing the freedom for Christians to homeschool on the backs of the Muslims' desire to do so.

Bingo!

Boy, it must stink to be a liberal and have to decide if pandering to Muslims is more preferable than allowing Christians the freedom to homeschool and whup their precious 'educational' brainwashing system!

There's my two cents.

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