Many years ago, a PBS special on public schools in America called homeschooling "an exit strategy."
This always bothered me. Defining homeschooling as simply an escape from the public school system overlooks all the positive reasons to homeschool. And it ignores the fact that many homeschooling children also attend school at some point in their educational career.
That said, problems with the public schools, and with the institutional nature of most schools in general, is a big reason many parents choose homeschooling for their children. My new article lists the 10 Negative Reasons Why I Homeschool and explains why school was never an option that appealed to my family.
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