Rick Santorum home schools and so do millions of other parents. I home schooled my son for one year and I loved the closeness it entailed. However, home schooling is not easy. I would like to know how well prepared home-schooled children are for college and to be good citizens. This is a question I will pursue in the near future and report on my findings.
In particular, I wonder how Rick and his wife are preparing their children. Are they learning to think for themselves or are they learning to repeat some of Rick’s crazy ideas? We in the West criticize the Saudi financed madrassas in Pakistan and elsewhere because the students there learn to memorize the Koran and little else. Does home schooling in the US do a better job preparing children for life than the Muslim madrassas?
- The wrong literacy plan (salon.com)
- Do you have any questions about home school/Distance ed (fantageguide.wordpress.com)
- Rick Santorum suggests opposition to public schooling – CBS News (cbsnews.com)
- Home Schooling Demographics (davidscommonplacebook.wordpress.com)