Riddleberger on Home Schooling
From Jodi Riddleberger at the N&R:
“Oh goodness yes, I was worried about socialization. Thank the good Lord we were able to home-school. Our kids were excited about in-home education and the idea of not having to spend one more minute with rowdy, undisciplined kids. They used to mourn wasted class time and unnecessary distractions. We’re so blessed not to have to be around excessive drama, lewd behavior, profanity and dysfunction.”
How typical it is that one of the founding members of C4GC would exhibit her rabid xenophobia by attempting to shield her children from the rest of the world. That is bad enough, but to instead subscribe those unfortunate youngsters to the vile and hateful academic curriculum devised by recounstructionists and dominionists is practically criminal.
It would be one thing to do such a thing privately, but Riddleberger, as a columnist and political activist, seeks to persuade other foolish parents to do the same. Sadly, many don’t have the financial opportunity as their head-of-household isn’t some globe-trotting Svengali pumping professional bullshit for a living.
But it’s just as well. Our public school systems work just fine for students with one or more engaged parents. Unfortunately, many of these parents have not taken responsibility for more than feeding and clothing their children, if that, and placed undue burdens upon the children and the system which attempts to educate them.
I managed to get an excellent education in the public schools. I made friends with types of people I might never have known and learned to deal with the broad range of emotional, mental and physical challenges which continue to assail me. But more than anything, I had unsupervised fun of every description. I learned the art of mastery, whether it was a musical instrument, a sport, or God forbid, a school subject. I learned first hand that I had political ability.
My parents also made new acquaintances through our schooling and had a huge amount of fun socializing with the teachers and other parents. This was and remains the focus of many families. Sadly, the Riddlebergers are too afraid to engage in such a normal lifestyle. They will continue to cower with those other cowards who feel unable to deal with life’s challenges and perpetuate that fear in their innocent children.