Considering the controversy going on in Lumberton Texas, as well as all around the state, concerning some of the lessons being taught on Islam, Alah, "Freedom Fighters", etc. I have wondered if any of my friends are asking why I care about what goes on in the Public School. My guess is that it's been talked about.
The truth is, that even though my kids have always been homeschooled, I care about my friends and even kids that I've never met, and I hate to see the children being indoctrinated with false teaching!
I know not everyone can pull their kids out of school and choose homeschooling or even private school, so therefore, they need to fight to keep their schools on the right path (if that's even attainable anymore!)
I hope they will fight for their kids and I hope good, god-fearing parents can take back their school and cause them to get back to the basics of academics and leave all the politically correct garbage from being taught to their vulnerable kids.
And, don't worry.......I'm not on a campaign to convert ANYONE to homeschooling!
Here's why I would NEVER want my friends to start homeschooling:
Why would I want my friends to be questioned about what they've chosen to do with
their own kids?
(I mean, afterall, we all know that total strangers can do a better job than mom and dad!)
Why would I want my friends to be ridiculed by people who have the gall to look them in the face and say they are ruining their kid's lives? (I mean, afterall, I am trying to ruin my kid's lives by spending more time with them, teaching them the love of Christ and the things in life that are important, starting with families and God.)
Why would I want my friends to endure questions at church about how their 1st grader can't spell a certain word or has trouble writing a sentence? (Afterall, I guess it's ok to single out the little homeschoolers, even in church, and yet, totally forget that the ps system has ROOMS FULL of kids that have been labeled "dumb" because they aren't on the same level as everyone else. And, we all know THAT's exactly why we take our kids to church - to be ridiculed and labeled, just like at school!)
Why would I want my friends to have another "friend" look them straight in the face and tell them that homeschoolers are weird and unsocialized or aren't as smart as the kids in the system? (Afterall, WHY wouldn't I want them to learn the "F" word in 2nd grade? I must be sheltering them too much!)
Why would I want my friends to have to listen to the preacher's wife say that "your kids probably don't know how to sit in church, since they don't go to school"? (Afterall, we know that kids who aren't paraded in a straight line daily are missing brain cells and goodness knows - those ps kids have perfected the art of sitting quietly and obediently.)
Why would I want my friends to endure probing questions as they walk in public, during school hours or have her kids endure comments by their so called buddies, about how they only get good grades because their mom is their teacher? (I mean, afterall, that bullying attitude is what makes the kids strong and tough, right?)
Oh, and then there are the parents who feel free to quiz my kids (when I'm not around, of course) on whatever they feel is the marker of intelligence. (I love the deception! I mean, afterall, their kids are learning all about how horrible America is and how wonderful Islam is, so they are absolutely the experts on what my kids should know by now!)
But, why would I want my friends to have to go around defending their choice of education?
That would be cruel of me, wouldn't it?
Why would I want my friends to have to answer the idiotic "socialization" question 1500 times over the course of 12 years? (Afterall, all the labs, co-ops, support group activities, field trips, real-life learning experiences and just plain ole' getting together with friends, while the ps kids are on lock-down, don't count, right? )
No! I am not trying to convince anyone to homeschool their kids! Honestly, I gave that up YEARS ago, when I heard, for the 100th time, the phrase "Well, I used to know this ONE homeschooled kid, who couldn't read........". (But, again, I won't mention that there are classrooms FULL of poor little guys and girls that aren't as advanced and therefore labeled for life by the very people who are supposed to be helping them.)
After hearing all the lame reasons why I was the loser and they were doing it right, I finally gave up and realized that YES, we are missing so much!
And I am praising God that we are!