National Educational Association Blasts Homeschooling*
The National Education Association has launched an attack on the practice of homeschooling, and one leading education expert is not taking it lying down.
“The National Education Association’s radical attacks on constitutionally protected liberties and homeschooling families in particular are outrageous and should be vehemently denounced by every real educator and every real American,” internationalist journalist and educator Alex Newman declared.
The NEA’s 2014-2015 resolution on homeschooling begins like this: “The National Education Association believes that home schooling programs based on parental choice cannot provide the student with a comprehensive education experience.”
Freelance writer Patrice Lewis, who homeschools her children, seethed at that line.
“Who has the authority to define ‘comprehensive?'” Lewis asked.
“The NEA? Why should they be the ones to define comprehensive and not the parents? Each family may define a ‘comprehensive’ education differently, and each parent should have the right…
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