June 6, 2012

The Fed-Up Homeschooler's Wish List

Oh, my goodness! This video is BRILLIANT...and well-produced and hilarious, to boot! If you educate your kids at home, you must watch this. I know you'll feel compelled to share it.

And, if you've chosen something other than homeschooling for your kids, please take some time to honestly consider the validity of these points - and whether you may have been guilty of perpetuating the stereotypes. Your homeschooling friends and acquaintances will thank you if you simply acknowledge that you've been mistaken...and we (probably) won't even make you grovel.

Isn't that awesome?!

As I said, I love this whole video. However, I would make one change/addition - not as a criticism but simply born from the fact that, contrary to the author of the source piece for the video, I (and many others) do, indeed, homeschool (to one degree or another) for "religious" reasons. So I'd add a screen that says:
Stop assuming you really know what it means when someone says they do homeschool for "'religious' reasons." And stop acting as if you expect us to apologize for it. Our faith convictions are real and deep, and we're not lesser people because of them. You don't have to agree with us, but you do need to let us raise our children as we see fit. They're not your kids; they're ours.
What do you think? Would you add to or change anything in the video? Have you experienced the types of bias it illustrates? Have you been guilty of bias? Are you willing to reconsider?


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