WaPo Says States Should "Step Up Oversight" of Homeschooling; Veteran Homeschool Mom Says the Quiet Part Out Loud
Thankfully, it was an "opinion" piece . . . Here's what the writer got completely wrong.
A recent headline in the Washington Post read, “Home schooling [sic] is surging. States have to step up their oversight.”
Perhaps the WaPo should interview the students at the 23 Baltimore-area public schools where not one student performed at grade level in math.
The Washington Post further laments the “lax” homeschooling laws in Texas. Yet, just days before graduation last year, a public school in Marlin, TX — with a graduating class of 33 — found only five eligible to meet the graduation requirement, causing the graduation ceremony to be postponed. The faculty scrambled to get more students qualified, but the fact still stands that the “gold standard” of public school oversight leaves much to be desired.
We could lather, rinse, and repeat these tragic statistics in Detroit, Oakland, Los Angeles, and other cities across the United States.
Our public school classrooms are full of children relegated to failing schools, underperforming not only in math but reading as well.
It’s 2024, WaPo, and Little Johnny still can’t read, but he sure knows his pronouns . . . assuming he’s still allowed to identify as a boy.