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Re: Informal Renegotiation of the Law

Mr. Adams wrote:

> On Sun, 15 Sep 1996 17:54:49 -0500 (CDT), snow wrote:
>>> For example, you will not read anywhere that compulsory education laws have
>>> rare.  Compulsory education has been effectively repealed by the actions of
>>> refusenicks in both the subject population and the enforcement population.  
>>     Their children are still getting educated. Not thoroughly enough in 
>>some cases, but educated in the basics. 
>It has always seemed somewhat amusing that we will have a) a widespread opinion
>that homeschooling is of lesser value and b) numerous studies, surveys,
>testimonials, reports, etc, that show what a rotten job public education is
>doing*.   This raises the question of how anyone even remotely concerned with
>their children's welfare could do worse. . .    Yet another unexplained mass

     I would agree that parents can do as good or better at _most_ subjects 
thru about the 3rd or 4th grade, and I do agree that most of todays schools 
are shit, however there is one area--social skills--that homeschooling 
simply can't compete. Children need to learn how to interact with one another
in groups larger than a family unit. I don't think that homeschooling can
accomplish this nearly as well as the public (or private) schools could. 

     I also don't think this is as important as, say Math, Science, or

Petro, Christopher C.
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