Most Helpful Guy
I support parents' rights to raise their children as they see fit, including educating them.
That said, I'm not a fan of the 'new' form of homeschooling where the parents choose curriculum. The only way that really works is if at least one of the parents is actually a teacher who knows how to teach. As a member of the college scene for many years, I've seen too many home-taught children who were college aged and could barely read or write. On the other hand, I've seen homeschooled children who were years beyond their age in education.
So as I said, I support the parents' rights, but at the same time, I urge any parents considering homeschooling to insure that their children are being educated adequately.1
Most Helpful Girl
Teachers go through a lot of training in how to get the best out of their students to prepare them for life. If parents are able to replicate that while also preparing their children to interact with everyone else, then fine. If they cannot then it should be left to the professionals.1