We’ve been hearing some really hot takes about homeschooling recently. Harvard Magazine recently ran a piece recommending a “presumptive ban” on homeschooling, with a professor claiming homeschooling violates children’s rights to a quality education and also promotes white supremacy. We also heard a professor organizing an anti-homeschooling conference explain that parent-child relationships exist “because the State confers legal parenthood.”
New Hampshire state Senator Jeanne Dietsch recently got herself into hot water by saying that children with parents who aren’t “well-educated” shouldn’t have the choice to homeschool, and now in an online listening session she’s dug that hole further, suggesting a tiny fraction of parents homeschool to hide whatever’s going on in the home, be it child neglect or drug use.
— NH Journal (@NewHampJournal) June 25, 2020
During an online “listening session” with concerned constituents to address the fallout over her original statements about parents, educational attainment and parental choice, Dietsch attempted to explain her views.
“I am not worried about your children,” she assured the parents on the call. “I’m worried about the other children. As legislators, we must worry about all children. I think one reason the commissioner [Frank Edelblut] might want a statewide management system is that we have a very tiny percentage of homeschoolers who are parents who are using that system to neglect children.
“It’s a very small percentage. It’s parents who don’t want other people knowing what’s going on at their homes — the drugs, whatever is happening there. It’s a minuscule percentage, but it exists. It’s a reality,” Dietsch said.
WTF, is the lady for real? Get her some professional help.
— Hazel (@cmggibson) June 25, 2020
Willing to bet more kids are abused by teachers than homeschooling parents.
— Bring on the asteroid impact (@ItsAsteroidTime) June 25, 2020
And for many people, the only place that they ever experience true violence is in school.
— Dennis Wilson (@denwilson) June 25, 2020
typical liberal hubris and authoritarian mindset
— Mogul-in-the-Woods (@mogul_in) June 25, 2020
They really just don’t want their children exposed to liberal brainwashing.
— Immortal Republic (@ImmortalRepub) June 25, 2020
Some parents choose homeschooling because they want their children to learn to think and reason and not just spout leftist dogma and lies.
— Linda Reinmiller (@lindareinmiller) June 25, 2020
Most people home school because public schools teach indoctrination of liberalism!! Don't believe me look at the streets run by Democrats!!
— steve landis (@slstudy) June 25, 2020
Government schools are a failed experiment. Never subject your children to experiments.
— Brain (@waddatwit) June 25, 2020
My (previously homeschooled) honor roll kids (college scholarship, NLE gold medalist, both involved in community service) and their peers would say this of increasingly abusive government indoctrination/education. Sad to see this debunked, bigoted talking point again. https://t.co/gQLamCs0Ks
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 25, 2020
Good thing teachers, preachers, doctors and coaches are so much more trustworthy than parents. Just look at the news!
— ManofSteel (@ManofSt58587239) June 25, 2020
As long as kids have an outlet for socializing (sports or whatever), home school has endless benefits.
Why limit your kid to a school curriculum, when we live in a world, and age, with endless education resources.
— Saving Politics???? (@SavingPolitics) June 25, 2020
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 25, 2020
My children were mostly home schooled. They learned leaps & bounds more then their non home schooled friends. And they are well rounded free thinking adults today.
— ?? ?? ?? Kajundo ?? ?? ?? (@kajundo) June 25, 2020
Your children? The ones you claim as your own because the state legally recognized the relationship?
Harvard professor recommends a ‘presumptive ban’ on homeschooling, says it violates children’s rights, promotes white supremacy https://t.co/AJlWpx6X56
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 18, 2020