As a product of homeschooling, I can tell you that this ban has absolutely nothing to do with the poor education of homeschoolers! From personal experience, parents teach their children very well. It is all about controlling people's children. It is so that when ever you are suspected of 'neglect' or 'abuse', they can take your children away at any time they want. If they deem you to be unfit--because you are actually unfit or because you don't play by their rules--they will have your children taken away from you. Here is a quote from the article that is particularly menacing,
"A primary purpose of the educational system is to train school children in good citizenship, patriotism and loyalty to the state and the nation," Croskey wrote.Patriotism is a great thing to instill in children and that is something that I think parents could better instill in their own children than what could be impressed by public/private schools . So what about that statement is menacing? On the surface, it appears to be a harmless statement, but under closer scrutiny, it appears to reveal a more sinister goal.
That quote makes it seem as if education is not the concern, it seems like the concern is you won't teach your children government-approved things such as evolution, gay-marriage, how to be part of a whole instead of being an individual. Otherwise, why would parents not teach their children to be good citizens?
I mean, most parents want their children to be productive members of society. Most parents instill with in their children moral values, values like stealing is wrong, taking advantage of people is wrong, paying your taxes is a must, being a hard-working citizen is how to live life: these are just some of the values that many parents across America are teaching their children. The only way I could see homeschooling being a problem for them [the government] is because they do not know if you are teaching your kids what they want you to teach them; therefore, they have no control over how they think/act.
If you think about it, there are not a lot of things that schools will teach the children that the parents cannot. How will they become better citizens than if they were home-schooled? Call me crazy, paranoid, or any name that denotes either of those meaning, but I think it is so they can train your children to be good citizens by never questioning your doctor, always do what your told. It is away to suppress those crazy urgings to think on your own and be an individual.
If you homeschool your children, they cannot know if you are 'properly' medicating them with antidepressants, if they have received all of their vaccinations, they have no control over the future generations, and that is what is so bothersome about homeschooling.
Fortunately, there are other states where parents are allowed the freedom to rear their children the way that they see fit! And my home state of Pennsylvania is one of them. Hopefully, the North American Union will fall through, because if it is implemented, not only will home-schooling be eliminated, but natural health sites across the country will be eliminated as well.
I am entirely disappointed with the State of California. Words can hardly express my disdain for a State that strips its citizens of most of their rights. To me, California is like a testing ground for the different health freedoms to be taken away(1,2,3,4,5), environmental constraints, stripping parents of their freedoms: California is where we should look to the future of The United States, and it is looking rather bleak.
This is an important web page about protecting parental rights and everyone who is interested in raising their children as opposed to Uncle Sam raising their kids should look it over.