Critics of Homeschooling Curtail the Open Discussion They Claim to Want
In April, Harvard Magazine interviewed Professor Elizabeth Bartholet about a law-review article in which she calls for a “presumptive ban” of homeschooling. The interview “prompted a tsunami of critical responses” by scholars, Harvard alumni, think tanks, homeschooled kids and grads, and homeschooling parents.
No Need for Bullying in The Debate on Homeschooling
As COVID-19 continues to destroy lives and the economy, forcing millions of American parents to begin teaching their children at home, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took to Twitter to call for shutting down discussion about research on the safety and quality of homeschooling, as well as proposed regulation of that practice.
States Should Forbid Homeschooling by Adoption Subsidy Recipients
This is the second of two columns focusing on adoption subsidies. In the first column, I focused on the general need for more scrutiny on recipients of adoption subsidies. In this column I discuss the need to prevent abuse of adopted children who are removed from school.
Protect Homeschooled Children from Child Savers
More than a year ago, I wrote a column called Donald Trump and the Child Savers: Not a Band, But They Sing the Same Song. In that column I wrote: Some of the same people who probably are horrified by Donald Trump seem to have no problem using his tactics in the fight against child abuse.